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Of Tanks and Dissent

December 15, 2014 • Category: Budget Priorities, WAND Blog Posts

by Pia Furkan, former WAND Intern, Washington, DC; current student at Smith College This August, the tragic shooting and death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focused attention on racially biased treatment by law enforcement and led communities nationwide to protest. If the death of Michael Brown itself […]

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A New Set of Election Resources»

Election Resources

  Election season is upon us. Please vote and encourage others to vote. To check your voter registration status and other voting information please see the link below. Register to vote here! In the coming months there will be many opportunities for you to encounter candidates at events and in other forums. These questions may help […]

Budget Priorities»

Of Tanks and Dissent

by Pia Furkan, former WAND Intern, Washington, DC; current student at Smith College This August, the tragic shooting and death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focused attention on racially biased treatment by law enforcement and led communities nationwide to protest. If the death of Michael Brown itself […]

Congress Meets Community»

Perspectives from Rep. Cindy Rosenwald (NH-30)

Congress Meets Community Over the August Congressional recess, NH State Rep. Cindy Rosenwald met with New Hampshire’s Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster. She discussed priority issues for WAND, including excessive Pentagon spending that has ripple effects in NH because of a shrinking federal budget and strains on the state’s […]


Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress, Challenges

On September 15, 2014 The Embassy of Kazakhstan, The Embassy of Canada, The Arms Control Association, Green Cross International, and The ATOM Project hosted a forum commemorating the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Since 2009, the international community has commemorated UN Day Against Nuclear Tests on or about August 29, the anniversary of the 1991 closing […]


Continuing Diplomacy with Iran on Nuclear Talks

On November 24, world powers and Iran agreed to keep talking in order to come to a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. While the talks continue, Iran’s nuclear program will remain frozen, locked in a box and under a microscope. In exchange, the U.S. and our international partners have agreed to not pass additional […]

Nuclear Weapons»

NGO Letter to Obama Administration: Please Attend Vienna Conference

by Rawan Alkhatib, WAND Intern, Arlington MA The United States needs to join and ultimately lead the international community on global efforts to achieve total nuclear disarmament. A step in the right direction is for the Obama Administration to send a representative to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. This is […]

Voices from WAND and WiLL»

Road to Security

I appreciate Steve Berg’s article about lost opportunities for transportation funding (5/18/14). In Anoka and Ramsey County, there is an urgent need for road and bridge repairs and replacements as well as transit, biking, and walking opportunities. For example, the Rice Street Bridge creates a huge bottle neck on I-694, making it difficult for workers and […]

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Front Page News: Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament

Did you see the news yesterday? The front page of The New York Times devoted space to one of WAND’s most important issues: prospects for nuclear disarmament. As a friend of WAND, supporter of our work, or community activist, you know that opportunities to have a national conversation about federal budget priorities are few and far […]

WAND Blog Posts»

UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security Anniversary Week in New York

By Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Last week I was in New York for 1325 anniversary week, which marks the United Nations Security Council’s passage of its landmark Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security on October 31, 2000. Recognizing the gendered nature of today’s conflicts, UNSCR 1325 and its […]

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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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Toward Peace

by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Public Policy Director In the last weeks the horrors of war and terrorism in Iraq and Syria have been heartbreaking.  And what seems to be the United States marching towards another protracted war in the Middle East is appalling. On Wednesday, September 17, the House voted  to arm Syrian […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: Who Is Taking Care of the Children?

by Sayre Sheldon, WAND Board member, WAND founding member, and President Emerita. What is happening to the children? Today, children are used as ammunition to punish one’s enemies. When three Israeli young men were abducted and murdered recently, a Palestinian boy was seized and burned alive in retaliation. The children were consumed to feed the […]

WAND/WiLL Women in Profile»

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a champion for WAND’s peace and security issues, is in a tough re-election fight in New Hampshire against former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. In 2011, Sen. Shaheen was the Torchbearer recipient at the WAND/WiLL Biennial Conference, and she is an original co-sponsor of the Women, Peace, and […]

Women Peace and Security»

Women’s Equality Day

by Rawan Alkhatib, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, granting women the right to vote. Every year on this day, the United States commemorates Women’s Equality Day to recognize the valiant efforts of women leaders and to remind the country that the advancement of women’s rights is not yet complete. As a […]

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