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 […]
by State Representative Rena Moran, Minnesota As a mother of seven children, I sometimes find myself reflecting back on their childhood and the time they spent in school; each child’s ability to thrive in school was different. Seeing my youngest daughter, who is now a senior at Mankato State majoring in Nursing, makes me proud. […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Alanna Huck-Scarry, WAND Intern, Washington, D.C. The Iran nuclear agreement may be winding its way off the front pages, but at least for another few days, talk of nuclear weapons will remain in the news. That’s because Pope Francis, who is visiting the United States this week, is expected to devote some of his […]
**SCROLL DOWN FOR PDF FACTSHEETS AND LINKS TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES** On July 14, 2015, the United States and its P5+1 partners (named for the permanent members of the UN security council—U.S., UK, Russia, China, France– plus Germany) reached an historic nuclear deal with Iran that would block Iran’s pathways to a nuclear bomb. In return for […]
WAND’s Senior Public Policy Director Kathy Crandall Robinson was quoted in this AFP article on Michele Flournoy being a contender for the next Secretary of Defense. Read the full article here.
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.
by Susan Shaer and Sharon Zimmerman, reblogged from Huffington Post In celebration of Women’s Equality Day join WAND in saluting Wendy Sherman, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, lead U.S. negotiator of the historic Iran deal. August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day when we say brava to the extraordinary accomplishments of the suffragists who […]
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, DC– With a government shutdown imminent, one hundred women legislators and […]
It seems as though you can never quite know what to believe on April Fools Day. Every post online is a prank or hoax waiting for the punchline to fall. WAND challenges you to take our quiz, April Foolishness, to see if you can tell the facts from fiction. You can take the quiz online […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]