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Thunderclap! Out of Control #Nuclear Budget

April 1, 2014 • Category: WAND Action Opportunities, WAND Blog Posts

We’re taking on the nuclear budget! And you can help! Two champions of a safer and more secure world, Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Earl Blumenauer have introduced new legislation. Their bills — S. 2070, the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act and H.R.4107, the Reduce Expenditures in Nuclear Infrastructure Now (REIN-IN) Act — […]

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Sabotaging A Deal With Iran

This piece originally ran in the Friday, February 14, 2014 edition of The American Jewish World, owned by Minnesota Jewish Media, LLC. This piece is being reposted with permission of the publisher. About the Author Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-65) is President of the Minnesota Senate and Vice President of the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL), a […]

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Thunderclap! Out of Control #Nuclear Budget

We’re taking on the nuclear budget! And you can help! Two champions of a safer and more secure world, Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Earl Blumenauer have introduced new legislation. Their bills — S. 2070, the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act and H.R.4107, the Reduce Expenditures in Nuclear Infrastructure Now (REIN-IN) Act — […]

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Still No Sanity in Nuclear Budgeting

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Officer The President’s budget release is a perfect time to think about our national priorities over the coming years: Do we want to invest in programs to keep America vibrant, well-educated, and healthy, or do we want a hollowed-out America where spending on expensive and unworkable weapons systems take […]

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Georgia WAND meets with Congressman Hank Johnson

Thank you to Georgia WAND for providing this great report on their recent trip to see Congressman Hank Johnson! Read more about all of their work at www.gawand.org. On Thursday, April 4, Georgia WAND and constituents from Georgia’s fourth Congressional District met with Congressman Hank Johnson. In attendance were Georgia WAND member and former DeKalb […]

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Press Release: Shut Down the Shutdown

  100 Women State Legislators Gather in DC to Call on Congress to “Shut Down the Shutdown” Government shutdown would hurt elderly, children and veteran constituents For Immediate Release: Date: September 30, 2013 Contact: Jessie Calkins, Communications Officer Phone: (781) 643-6740 Email: jcalkins@wand.org WASHINGTON, DC– With a government shutdown imminent, one hundred women legislators and […]

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WAND Supports “Give Diplomacy A Chance” Letter

February 13, 2014 Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) applauds the letter sent by 104 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to President Obama which supports the ongoing diplomatic efforts between world powers and Iran over Iran’s nuclear program. The text of the letter and the list of signatories are below. Susan Shaer, WAND’s […]

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Sayre Speaks: Why International Women’s Day is Important

              by Sayre Sheldon, WAND Ed Fund Board Member I asked my family recently if they ever thought about why there is no International Men’s Day. We decided it was because men are in charge of most of the world all year long, so we don’t need a special […]

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In Profile: Congresswoman Katherine Clark

On December 10, 2013 Congresswoman Katherine Clark became the 6th woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts after winning the special election to fill Senator Edward Markey’s seat representing the 5th Congressional District. Congresswoman Clark prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary and handily won the general election with 66 percent of the vote. Prior to her […]

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