Women. Power. Peace.

WAND Encourages Possible United Nations Resolution on Nuclear Testing

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessie Calkins, Communications Director jcalkins@wand.org 781.643.6740 WAND Encourages Possible United Nations Resolution on Nuclear Testing Boston, MA, August 4, 2016 – Women’s Action for New Directions supports a possible United Nations (UN) resolution reaffirming the ban on nuclear testing, reported on today in the Washington Post. A global ban on nuclear […]

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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! Resources USA.gov’s voter resources, including register to vote.  Vote411.org, has helpful information on upcoming elections and voter registration. Calendar for elections. The Elections Assistance Commission […]

Budget Priorities»

Senate Action on NDAA

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 eighteen organizations sent the following message to the U.S. Senate in regard to that body’s consideration of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These organizations come from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum. The entirety of the text and signing organizations are […]

Candidates»

WAND Candidate News: Jayapal Primary Win!

We are happy to announce that State Senator Pramila Jayapal came in 1st place in her Democratic primary race for Washington State’s 7th Congressional district! Congratulations to Senator Jayapal, who will face either Joe McDermott or Brady Walkinshaw in November’s general election. Senator Jayapal has a long track record of working for peace and progressive causes, […]

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 […]

Events»

In Women We Trust

by Adzi Vokhiwa, Senior Program Associate via GIPHY Earlier this week, I attended the first ever White House Summit on the United State of Women. It was an incredible gathering. More than 5,000 women leaders and activists attended. Speakers included White House officials Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen, Wanda Durant (mother of NBA star Kevin […]

Iran»

Special Statement: On One-Year Anniversary, Nuclear Agreement is Working

July 14, 2016 On this date one year ago, Iran and six world powers (United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, and Germany) signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a landmark agreement that prevented Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and prevented war with Iran. The historic accord blocked Iran’s pathways to a […]

Nuclear Weapons»

WAND Encourages Possible United Nations Resolution on Nuclear Testing

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessie Calkins, Communications Director jcalkins@wand.org 781.643.6740 WAND Encourages Possible United Nations Resolution on Nuclear Testing Boston, MA, August 4, 2016 – Women’s Action for New Directions supports a possible United Nations (UN) resolution reaffirming the ban on nuclear testing, reported on today in the Washington Post. A global ban on nuclear […]

Voices from WAND and WiLL»

The Price of Freedom

by Honora Gibbons, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA As another Independence Day comes to pass, Americans proudly celebrate the freedoms and principles that make the United States so unique. We also have the opportunity to reflect upon the progress women and men across the country have achieved and continue to strive for in the name of […]

WAND Action Opportunities»

New Toolkit: Women, Peace, and Security

For fall 2015 the Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security has released a new toolkit for the Women, Peace, and Security Act. This is a product of collaboration by Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Futures Without Violence, and Women for Women International. Download the toolkit here.

WAND Blog Posts»

Special Statement on Orlando

We are horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic mass shooting targeting the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando, Florida this week. Our hearts are broken for the precious lives that have been lost or forever scarred by this night of mayhem. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends left behind to mourn each […]

WAND Chapter News»

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 […]

WAND in the Press»

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 […]

WAND News»

Candidate News

WAND Congratulates Women Running for U.S. Senate! Our congratulations to: Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate, Illinois Honorable Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate, North Carolina Both won their March 15 primaries! We are thrilled that Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Deborah Ross (NC) have cleared their primary hurdles with ease. Voters have chosen these women to take on and defeat male Republican incumbents. Both […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: The Invisible Half of the Military Budget

by Sayre Sheldon, founding member of WAND and President Emerita In recently asking for “A Better, Not Bigger, Military Budget” (Feb 29,) The New York Times editorial board certainly set their sights pretty low. They were correct about the Republican presidential candidates outbidding each other for the largest rise in the defense budget they could come up […]

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»

Important Steps: A Big Moment for Women, Peace, and Security in Congress

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow On Tuesday, March 22, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held the first-ever full committee hearing on the role of women in peace and security. The Committee heard testimony from Monica McWilliams, Professor of Women’s Studies at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and signatory […]

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