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Georgia: Environmental Injustice

April 27, 2016 • Category: Nuclear Weapons, WAND Blog Posts, WAND Chapter News

Georgia WAND fights environmental injustices in Burke County, Georgia: Bernice Johnson-Howard testifies at human rights commission against the nuclear industry By Eliza McNamara, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA On April 4, Bernice Johnson-Howard of Georgia WAND testified at the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The hearing was organized in response […]

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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»

Webinar: Advancing the Status of Women in the South

Webinar: Advancing the Status of Women in the South Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 3pm EDT The southern United States is a dynamic and influential region marked by innovation and economic opportunities for women, yet it is also a region where inequalities persist and many women—especially women of color and those who are immigrants—face challenges such […]

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»

Georgia: Environmental Injustice

Georgia WAND fights environmental injustices in Burke County, Georgia: Bernice Johnson-Howard testifies at human rights commission against the nuclear industry By Eliza McNamara, WAND Intern, Arlington, MA On April 4, Bernice Johnson-Howard of Georgia WAND testified at the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The hearing was organized in response […]

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»

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 […]

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»

Candidate News

WAND Congratulates Women Running for U.S. Senate! Our congratulations to: Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate, Illinois Honorable Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate, North Carolina Both won their March 15 primaries! We are thrilled that Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Deborah Ross (NC) have cleared their primary hurdles with ease. Voters have chosen these women to take on and defeat male Republican incumbents. Both […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: Diplomacy is the Right Choice But Are We Choosing It?

by Sayre Sheldon, President Emerita WAND worked hard and successfully for the Iran Agreement. Our recent Conference in D.C. celebrated a victory, heard from several of the women who helped negotiate the agreement and we personally thanked our Congressional representatives who supported it. Since then we have seen a Middle East increasingly burning, with bombs, missiles, […]

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»

Reflections on International Women’s Day: The Up Side

by Susan Shaer, WAND Executive Director We get one day. It’s nice to have a focus of attention. Editorials are written. Think tanks release frightening numbers on women’s lives. Young girls learn, and some boys too. So I get it. It’s not an unimportant day to ponder. But we also have, and I kid you […]

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