Women. Power. Peace.

OCO: Putting the “Slush” in Slush Fund

August 11, 2014 • Category: Budget Priorities, WAND Blog Posts

by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC The Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund is supposed to pay for the war in Afghanistan. However, there has been building controversy over the past few years about this fund because of the lack of transparency and the use of the funds outside their intended purpose. OCO seems to […]

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Budget Priorities»

OCO: Putting the “Slush” in Slush Fund

by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC The Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund is supposed to pay for the war in Afghanistan. However, there has been building controversy over the past few years about this fund because of the lack of transparency and the use of the funds outside their intended purpose. OCO seems to […]

Nuclear Weapons»

In Pursuit of Nuclear Zero

by Rawan Alkhatib, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA The capacity for human innovation is extraordinary. Our creative feats over a few decades have demonstrated astounding technological advancements that could hardly be imagined a century ago. Many would consider nuclear strength as an achievement that must forever be proudly and positively marked in the history of humankind. However, […]

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 […]

WAND Action Opportunities»

Call the White House: No Iraq War!

By now you’ve heard the news. We are bombing in Iraq.  President Obama announced that the United States is providing humanitarian aid and also authorized military strikes on Iraq. It is time to take action: Call the White House at 202.456.1111 before 5:00 EDT today! (If you miss today please call Monday morning!) The message […]

WAND Blog Posts»

First Ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Highlights the Importance of Investing in Women for Peace and Prosperity

By Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., Women, Peace and Security Policy Director This week, President Obama is hosting the first ever U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit. Leaders of 50 African states convened yesterday, August 4, in Washington, D.C. for a forum that will go until August 6 that aims to advance the Administration’s focus on trade and investment […]

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»

Special Statement on Iraq

“Not another war. Have we learned nothing?” stated WAND Executive Director, Susan Shaer.  “Let’s not use history to do the blame game. But history does inform us that military actions inflame war. They don’t solve crises. They don’t make us safer.”   Please take action now to tell the President:  No military intervention.  Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111. […]

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»

In Profile: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13) was first elected to Congress in 1998. Since then, she has achieved status as a Senior Democratic Whip and is the chair of Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. She became the first African American woman to be Representative of the United States at a General Assembly of the United […]

Women Peace and Security»

In Solidarity With Iraqi Women This Ramadan

        by Pia Furkan, WAND Washington, DC Intern When I wake up at 3 am and look outside to see that everything is still and silent, it almost feels as if I am the only one up. Then I realize that many Muslim households are awake and putting food on the stove […]

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