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Sayre Speaks: A Different Mother’s Day(Comments Off)

June 25, 2015

  by Sayre Sheldon, WAND President Emerita and Founder Last month I experienced the best Mother’s Day of my long life. No, it wasn’t what you are thinking: it wasn’t the Hallmark Mother’s Day; it wasn’t about flowers and chocolates; it wasn’t even about being a mother. It was our very own WAND celebration of […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]


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