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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 […]

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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»

New Candidate Endorsements

WAND, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent endorsement of these strong women candidates for U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Please join us in supporting these women on their way to leadership at the tables of power in Washington.   Angie Craig Angie Craig is running for Minnesota’s 2nd District House seat, one of the […]

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»

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»

Diverse Coalition Urges Consideration of Amendment to Cut New Nuclear Cruise Missile

Diverse Coalition Urges Consideration of Amendment to Cut New Nuclear Cruise Missile June 14, 2016 Today, a diverse coalition sent a letter to the House Rules Committee, urging the committee to allow the whole House of Representatives to vote on the amendment offered by Congressmen Mike Quigley (D-IL-05), Adam Smith (D-WA-09), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), John […]

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»

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»

Statement on Paris and Beirut

At WAND our hearts are breaking as we bear witness to terror and violent extremism taking innocent lives around the world. We were struck with shock as we watched the news of attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and the downed Russian aircraft. It reminded us too much of the horror and fear that gripped us, […]

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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