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Federal Budget – Now Serving Pie…(Comments Off)

February 19, 2015

by Kathy Crandall Robinson, Senior Public Policy Director We have put together our visual pie charts of the President’s Federal Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 (which begins on October 1, 2015). There is a picture of the total federal budget – this year over $4 trillion dollars.  That’s a lot – almost too […]

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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 […]

Sayre Speaks: Taking the Case Against Nuclear Weapons to the International Court of Justice

by Sayre Sheldon, WAND President Emerita Tony de Brum was nine years old when he saw the biggest of all U.S. hydrogen bomb tests from the small atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands where he lived. I remember a group of Marshallese visiting the WAND office to tell us about that terrifying experience and describe […]

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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