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WAND Ready to Scrutinize FY 2017 Budget

February 9, 2016 • Category: Budget Priorities, Nuclear Weapons, WAND Blog Posts

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director and Mikaela Romero, WAND Intern, Washington, DC Each year, WAND gears up for the President’s budget request with an eye toward the tough decisions that must be made in order to move our country in a better direction. We especially look for signs that the budget aligns […]

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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»

WAND Ready to Scrutinize FY 2017 Budget

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director and Mikaela Romero, WAND Intern, Washington, DC Each year, WAND gears up for the President’s budget request with an eye toward the tough decisions that must be made in order to move our country in a better direction. We especially look for signs that the budget aligns […]

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»

2015 Work Begins – New Congress Sworn In

On January, 6, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in. Every two years at the beginning of the new Congress, Capitol Hill office buildings are turned into one big open house party as new and re-elected members are sworn-in and official votes on leadership are taken. This year the festivities went forward even in the […]

Iran»

WAND Hails Iran Deal “Implementation Day”

The most important diplomatic agreement in decades begins to yield real, concrete results. Today, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has completed its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement between Iran and the six international powers (U.S., UK, France, Germany Russia, and China) to ensure Iran’s […]

Nuclear Weapons»

Special Statement on North Korea Nuclear Weapons Test

Wednesday January 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Since our founding, WAND has sought a permanent global end to explosive nuclear weapons tests. For decades we have worked to bolster the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). WAND is gravely disappointed that North Korea has chosen to conduct its fourth nuclear weapons test. This test event […]

Voices from WAND and WiLL»

Guest Commentary: Guest Commentary: End Endless War and Waste

by Jennifer Schultz, Minnesota State Representative (District 07A) I would like to thank Congressman Rick Nolan for urging Congress to do its part to change the failed U.S. policy in the Middle East and end 15 years of continual war [“America’s ‘perpetual war’ in the Middle East must end,” October 10]. Indeed, the United States […]

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»

Cities for CEDAW: Effective, Locally-Driven Change for Women and Girls

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow, Washington, DC The Cities for CEDAW campaign is about bringing an international policy agenda to the local level, where it can have enormous impact on real women and girls. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a landmark international […]

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»

The Agreement Stands! Statement on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

  Today marked the final day of the Congressional review period for the Iran nuclear agreement and the Congress has spoken: the agreement will stand. Today we celebrate this enormous accomplishment – blocking Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon through diplomacy, not war. As this phase comes to a close, here are WAND’s three main […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: If Women Don’t Do It – Who Will?

by Sayre Sheldon, WAND President Emerita and Founder A Women’s Peacewalk Once again, we get a lesson in women doing what was thought to be impossible. A women’s walk for peace in both Koreas? On May 24th (International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament) thirty women peacemakers crossed the two-mile wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from […]

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»

International Human Rights Day: The Demilitarization of Peace

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Intern Washington, DC Thursday, December 10th is International Human Rights Day. In a world of escalating violence and chaos, it is increasingly important that respect for and protection of human rights – including women’s rights – are at the forefront of how we address global conflict. There has been much debate […]

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