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Women, Peace, and Security Act Reintroduced

January 22, 2015 • Category: WAND Blog Posts, Women Peace and Security

The Women Peace and Security Act has been reintroduced in the Senate! U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 (S.224). The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security […]

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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»

State of the Union – Join the Conversation

We’ll be live tweeting the #SOTU at @WomensAction and posting on Facebook during the speech. What to Listen For Setting Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending: Last week the President made visits to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee giving teasers ahead of the speech, identifying new Administration initiatives for 2015. New ideas include a proposal to cut home […]

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»

#LetDiplomacyWork: Stand Up For Diplomatic Solutions!

As the New Year begins, hopes are high that Iran and international powers will come to a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. Unfortunately, Congress hasn’t gotten the memo. Reports are that it will soon vote on a new Iran sanctions bill. This kind of legislation will undermine the progress toward a comprehensive agreement to […]

Nuclear Weapons»

WAND Congratulates Frank Rose, Sworn In as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance

On Thursday, January 8, 2015  Secretary of State John Kerry swore in Frank Rose as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance at a ceremony at the State Department. WAND strongly supported the Assistant Secretary’s confirmation joining colleagues in sending a letter to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), (then Majority Leader) and participating […]

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»

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»

Women, Peace, and Security Act Reintroduced

The Women Peace and Security Act has been reintroduced in the Senate! U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 (S.224). The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security […]

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»

Bombing vs. Building Peace

by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Public Policy Director This week, WAND has been disappointed by the expanded U.S. bombing of Syria. These actions are in odd contrast with Sunday’s International Day of Peace followed by the week’s focus on the opening of the 69th United Nations General Assembly. Last year, we took President Obama […]

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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