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Salute Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs for leading the way on Iran!

The ultimate goals of peace and security are more attainable when women are represented at the tables of power. Enter Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, a paramount figure in getting the Iran deal across the finish line and in turn averting a catastrophic military conflict. Under Secretary Sherman deserves enormous recognition. […]

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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»

Guest Column: Education and Minnesota

by State Representative Rena Moran, Minnesota As a mother of seven children, I sometimes find myself reflecting back on their childhood and the time they spent in school; each child’s ability to thrive in school was different. Seeing my youngest daughter, who is now a senior at Mankato State majoring in Nursing, makes me proud. […]

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»

NEW DATE! Special Call with the White House

Call Rescheduled! Get the Facts on the Iran Deal Special Call with the White House Tuesday, July 28 | 2pm EDT With an historic agreement reached between the six international powers and Iran, we are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our special call with the White House. Please join us on July 28 […]

Iran»

Salute Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs for leading the way on Iran!

The ultimate goals of peace and security are more attainable when women are represented at the tables of power. Enter Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, a paramount figure in getting the Iran deal across the finish line and in turn averting a catastrophic military conflict. Under Secretary Sherman deserves enormous recognition. […]

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»

Special Statement on Iran Nuclear Agreement

WAND Applauds Historic Agreement to Curb Iran’s Nuclear Program July 14, 2015 Today, Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) released the following statement regarding the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) and Iran: The United States and its five international partners have concluded an historic […]

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»

Fact or Fiction: April Foolishness

It seems as though you can never quite know what to believe on April Fools Day. Every post online is a prank or hoax waiting for the punchline to fall. WAND challenges you to take our quiz, April Foolishness, to see if you can tell the facts from fiction. You can take the quiz online […]

WAND's Sayre Sheldon Speaks»

Sayre Speaks: If Women Don’t Do It – Who Will?

by Sayre Sheldon, WAND President Emerita and Founder A Women’s Peacewalk Once again, we get a lesson in women doing what was thought to be impossible. A women’s walk for peace in both Koreas? On May 24th (International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament) thirty women peacemakers crossed the two-mile wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from […]

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»

Women, Peace, and Security Act Reintroduced

The Women Peace and Security Act has been reintroduced in the Senate! U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 (S.224). The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security […]

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