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 […]
by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Policy Director Just in time to mark Halloween, White House and Congressional leaders earlier this week struck a budget deal and avoided a truly frightening debt default that could have tanked the U.S. and global economy. It is expected that the deal, which raises the debt limit through March […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Erin Linley, WiLL President’s Associate Tuesday night, during the Democratic presidential debate, the candidates were asked which enemies they were proudest of making. Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb replied, “I would have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to,” with […]
by Erica Fein, Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Navy and Congressional Allies Want Gimmick Over Responsible Budgeting Today, a bipartisan coalition of non-governmental organizations sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, urging the committee leadership to oppose use of a budget gimmick called the “national sea-based deterrence fund” (NSBDF). The fund was created by Members […]
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.
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.
At WAND our hearts are breaking as we bear witness to terror and violent extremism taking innocent lives around the world. We were struck with shock as we watched the news of attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and the downed Russian aircraft. It reminded us too much of the horror and fear that gripped us, […]
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 […]
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: email@example.com WASHINGTON, DC– With a government shutdown imminent, one hundred women legislators and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Sharon Zimmerman, Director of Strategy and Planning for Women, Peace, and Security and Lila O’Brien-Milne, Women, Peace and Security Intern United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace, and Security turns 15 years old this month. UNSCR 1325 is a landmark international policy agenda designed to address the changing nature […]