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Urge President Obama to Make History By Visiting the Hiroshima Memorial(Comments Off on Urge President Obama to Make History By Visiting the Hiroshima Memorial)

April 29, 2016

President Obama has the chance to make history by becoming the first U.S. President to visit nuclear ground zero when he is in Japan during the G7 Summit on May 26 and 27. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States ushered in the nuclear age when it dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, […]

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Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow Colorado has been a trailblazing state for women in politics. The Colorado state legislature has the highest percentage of women in the nation, 42%. In 1893, women in Colorado were the first to win suffrage through a popular vote, and in 1894 three women were elected […]

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 […]

#ICYMI: Bernie Sanders’ Goal is to “Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons”

by Lila O’Brien-Milne, WAND Women, Peace, and Security Fellow On the eve of an important primary in New York City, Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) spoke to the Today Show about nuclear weapons, and made his commitment to nuclear disarmament and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons crystal clear. When host Matt Lauer questioned […]


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