The venerable Washington-based Women’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) became the 71st national organization to endorse the United for Homes Campaign on May 19. United for Homes seek to reform the mortgage interest deduction and use the revenue that would be raised to fund the National Housing Trust Fund. With WNDC added, the total number of endorser is now 1,587.
WNDC was founded in 1922 after women were granted the right to vote by the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Its purpose was to engage women in the political life of the country. Among its many prominent members was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who broadcast her radio addresses to the nation from the club’s headquarters.
NLIHC Board member Marcie Cohen chairs the club’s Economic and Social Justice Task Force and was instrumental in the club’s adoption of a resolution endorsing the United for Homes Campaign.
To read the resolution, go to: http://www.democraticwoman.org/statements-resolutions
To learn how to help your organization endorse the United for Homes campaign, go to: www.unitedforhomes.org/support