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House Considers the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735)

Democrats Revolt Over the Pentagon Slush Fund by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. In total, 360 amendments were submitted; 135 amendments were considered on the House floor; 121 amendments were passed either […]

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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»

House Considers the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735)

Democrats Revolt Over the Pentagon Slush Fund by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. In total, 360 amendments were submitted; 135 amendments were considered on the House floor; 121 amendments were passed either […]

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 Signs Letter Urging Changes to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, S. 615

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will consider legislation known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (S.615) sponsored by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of this committee. This legislation includes highly problematic provisions which threaten to undermine the ongoing diplomatic negotiations between Iran and the […]

Nuclear Weapons»

Diverse Group of NGOs Send Letter Urging Large Cut to Nuclear-Armed Cruise Missile

by Erica Fein, WAND Nuclear Weapons Policy Director A large group of non-governmental organizations, including arms control, good government, and fiscally-minded groups, sent a letter to members of the House urging them to vote for an amendment, sponsored by Mr. Quigley of Illinois and Mr. Polis of Colorado, to reduce funding a new nuclear-armed cruise missile […]

Voices from WAND and WiLL»

Women and WAND Make News!

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.

WAND Action Opportunities»

Special Statement: Congress Must Seek Solutions Leading to Lasting Peace in Iraq & Syria

Today the President sent to Congress proposed legislation authorizing use of military force in Iraq and Syria. WAND strongly urges Congress to seek solutions that will lead to lasting peace — and to reject military actions that will lead us further down the road to endless war. It is good that the President is finally […]

WAND Blog Posts»

Mother’s Day for Peace

by Susan Shaer, WAND Executive Director Let’s get serious about Mother’s Day. Not about the pretense: we all know that drill; it’s not really about the flowers and dinners, etc. The real story is much more stark, but also quite sensational. A woman proposed it: an assertive woman who was not looking for gifts 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 […]

WAND News»

WAND Statement on the Extension of the Iran Nuclear Talks

November 24, 2014 Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) makes the following statement on the extension of the nuclear talks to guard against a nuclear Iran. The negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the UN Security Council – U.S., UK, Russia, China, France – plus Germany) have been important for American […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: Helen Caldicott’s New Nuclear Dangers

by Sayre Sheldon, WAND President Emerita and Founder On September 20, 2014 I went to the City Hall of Newton, MA to hear Dr. Helen Caldicott speak at a program called “Facing Our Nuclear Responsibilities,” wondering what new things I could learn. The hall was bravely decorated with posters and set up with booths for […]

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»

UNSCR 1325 Women, Peace, and Security Anniversary Week in New York

By Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., Women, Peace, and Security Policy Director Last week I was in New York for 1325 anniversary week, which marks the United Nations Security Council’s passage of its landmark Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security on October 31, 2000. Recognizing the gendered nature of today’s conflicts, UNSCR 1325 and its […]

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