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by guest contributor Kandy Stroud

During Inauguration week as the District prepared for the Inauguration of an Administration that stands to cast doubts on the future of Women’s rights, the Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) turned political disappointment into action by welcoming marchers, activists and allies to their DC headquarters.

On Wednesday, January 18th the WNDC kicked off a series of cultural programming workshops and activities to empower allies to organize and protect the rights of women. The events featured special guests including, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Jackie Speier, Actress Fran Drescher and Political Commentator, Symone Sanders among others.

“It’s great to be here, first of all, and I just have to say the Women’s Democratic Club is more important now than ever because we’ve got to work together, stand together to make sure we don’t allow this incoming President to turn back the clock on social progress in America,” Senator Van Hollen told Hollywood on the Potomac. “That’s why I’m going to the march on Saturday. It’s really important that we have a show of solidarity saying that we’re together, we’re going to resist any effort to drag this country backwards.”