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Serious Weapons Get a Big Laugh

August 1, 2014 • Category: Nuclear Weapons, WAND Blog Posts, WAND News

Nuclear weapons are a deadly serious matter.  These uniquely destructive bombs can kill hundreds of thousands instantly, millions in days, and annihilate the world in just a few minutes. Well, you know the stats. With such a serious topic, sometimes we just need a little levity. Comedian John Oliver provided just that on his new […]

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Budget Priorities»

Missile Defense: Failing a Test Designed to Succeed

by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC Imagine if your teacher gave you answers to a test before you took it; you would expect to be successful, right? That is what happens with the tests being done on the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system (GMD) located in Alaska and California, part of the United States missile […]

Nuclear Weapons»

Serious Weapons Get a Big Laugh

Nuclear weapons are a deadly serious matter.  These uniquely destructive bombs can kill hundreds of thousands instantly, millions in days, and annihilate the world in just a few minutes. Well, you know the stats. With such a serious topic, sometimes we just need a little levity. Comedian John Oliver provided just that on his new […]

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»

Marking the Start of War(s)

by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Public Policy Director One hundred years ago today, June 28, 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated sparking the start of World War I.  Unfortunately, we know that the “War to End All Wars” didn’t. Recently, when talking about Afghanistan the President, stated “It’s harder to end wars than […]

WAND Blog Posts»

A Special Thank You to Senators Highlighting the Role of Women for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

By Julie L. Arostegui, Women, Peace and Security Policy Director From August 4-6, President Obama will host the first ever U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit. The theme of the summit is “Investing in the Next Generation,” and its aim is to deepen ties between the U.S. and African countries and highlight the U.S. commitment to Africa’s security and […]

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 […]

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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 Katherine Clark

On December 10, 2013 Congresswoman Katherine Clark became the 6th woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts after winning the special election to fill Senator Edward Markey’s seat representing the 5th Congressional District. Congresswoman Clark prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary and handily won the general election with 66 percent of the vote. Prior to her […]

Women Peace and Security»

Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women

Tammy joined 8 senate women today in calling for an end to #violenceagainstwomen around the world #CEDAW pic.twitter.com/vOMAKA9msz — Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) June 24, 2014 by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC This week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) held a Senate Foreign Relations Sub-Committee hearing on Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women Globally. Ending […]

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