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Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress, Challenges

September 18, 2014 • Category: Events, Nuclear Weapons

On September 15, 2014 The Embassy of Kazakhstan, The Embassy of Canada, The Arms Control Association, Green Cross International, and The ATOM Project hosted a forum commemorating the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Since 2009, the international community has commemorated UN Day Against Nuclear Tests on or about August 29, the anniversary of the 1991 closing […]

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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»

To Audit Or Not to Audit

by Pia Furkan, WAND Intern, Washington, DC If you knew that a federal agency with a $500 billion budget could not pass a simple auditing process to identify waste and track spending, would you be worried about whether your tax dollars were being misused? Proper record-keeping of finances and program reports could end up identifying […]

Events»

Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress, Challenges

On September 15, 2014 The Embassy of Kazakhstan, The Embassy of Canada, The Arms Control Association, Green Cross International, and The ATOM Project hosted a forum commemorating the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests. Since 2009, the international community has commemorated UN Day Against Nuclear Tests on or about August 29, the anniversary of the 1991 closing […]

Nuclear Weapons»

The Good and Bad Ways to Address Russian Aggression

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director The ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis has unleashed cries from a number of U.S. policymakers to take action. Some have suggested sending U.S. arms to Ukraine. Others have sought to play up the role of forward-deployed nuclear weapons to Europe. And still more propose severing U.S.-Russia areas of cooperation. […]

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»

Call the White House: No Iraq War!

By now you’ve heard the news. We are bombing in Iraq.  President Obama announced that the United States is providing humanitarian aid and also authorized military strikes on Iraq. It is time to take action: Call the White House at 202.456.1111 before 5:00 EDT today! (If you miss today please call Monday morning!) The message […]

WAND Blog Posts»

WAND Response to President’s Sept. 10, 2014 Speech

We are horrified by the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria: beheadings of non-combatants – including American journalists – mass executions, and the rape and enslavement of women. These actions deserve a strong response from the international community. However, we are deeply concerned about the prospect of another protracted war. It would be naïve to […]

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»

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 Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13) was first elected to Congress in 1998. Since then, she has achieved status as a Senior Democratic Whip and is the chair of Whip’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. She became the first African American woman to be Representative of the United States at a General Assembly of the United […]

Women Peace and Security»

July 14: A Day of Celebrations and a Young Girl Who Has Inspired the World

Image Credit: A post by shepherdsongs on Tumblr, as seen at the at the Avis Frank Gallery, 1606 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77009 by Julie L. Arostegui, Women, Peace and Security Policy Director Today people around the world are celebrating. Some are celebrating Germany’s defeat over Argentina to win its first World Cup title since reunification (sorry Argentina […]

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