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Webinar: Join the Federal Budget Dance

April 23, 2014 • Category: Budget Priorities, Events & Trainings

Webinar Join the Federal Budget Dance  Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @3pm EDT In Washington DC, the dance known as the budget process is underway. But this isn’t just a dance by and for Washington insiders – you’re invited too. Susan Cundiff, Oregon WAND Chapter Leader, and Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Policy Director will show you some […]

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Budget Priorities»

Webinar: Join the Federal Budget Dance

Webinar Join the Federal Budget Dance  Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @3pm EDT In Washington DC, the dance known as the budget process is underway. But this isn’t just a dance by and for Washington insiders – you’re invited too. Susan Cundiff, Oregon WAND Chapter Leader, and Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Policy Director will show you some […]

Congress Meets Community»

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 […]

Events & Trainings»

Webinar: Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Post-2014 and the Afghan Elections

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, WAND hosted Michelle Barsa of Inclusive Security Action for a webinar called “Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Post-2014 and the Afghan Elections” discussing the current political and economic status of women in Afghanistan, how they will be impacted by the upcoming draw-down of troops, and action that can be taken to […]

Membership»

Improving the State of the Union

The State of the Union speech is an opening salvo to the presidential election and Congressional debate. Soon the President will be sending his budget request to the Congress for the coming Fiscal Year 2013. The budget is the detailed brass tacks version of the “state of the union” and our nation’s priorities. The full […]

Nuclear Weapons»

FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Becomes Law: What’s in the Bill and What’s Next for Defense Spending?

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) — legislation that sets policy and spending authority for the Pentagon, nuclear weapons, and war spending– has been passed by both the House and the Senate. The House passed its version of the bill back in June, but while the Senate debated its version of […]

WAND Bulletin»

WAND’s December Bulletin

 December 15, 2011 Defense Authorization FY2012 Appropriations Super Committee Failure New Jobs Study Counting Our Blessings WiLL WAND PAC Chapter and Field Update Upcoming Events Take Action Congressional Wrapping for 2011, Budget Packages for 2012   This week, Congress is working to untangle knotty spending and related issues, and heading home for the holidays. Defense […]

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 one […]

WAND News»

April: WAND@Work

  Budget Priorities Where Do My Tax$$ Go? On April 15, Americans focus for at least a fleeting moment on the federal budget and where our tax dollars go. Most would be surprised to know how large a percentage goes to Pentagon spending — including the Department of Defense, wars, and nuclear weapons. This year […]

War in Afghanistan»

WAND Board Statement on Afghanistan

Adopted August 2013 by the WAND Education Fund and WAND, Inc. National Boards of Directors SUMMARY In 2009, WAND Education Fund and WAND, Inc. stated that it could support additional forces in Afghanistan only if specific action steps and principles were implemented; security for Afghan women and girls, a reallocation of military spending to healthcare, […]

Women Peace and Security»

Thoughts for December 19th: Women, Peace, and Security Two Years Later

by Tanya Henderson, Esq., Public Policy Director Two years ago, the U.S. Administration took an extraordinary step forward to advance women’s role in leadership, peace-making, and building stable societies.  On December 19th, 2011, President Obama introduced the first-ever National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (U.S. NAP). The goal of the U.S. NAP “is as simple […]

Women's Issues»

On Women’s Equality Day, Congress far from Equal

Written by Elizabeth Holland Today, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting women the right to vote, and has been proclaimed by the President and Congress each year since 1971. Surely women have made important and substantial gains in the […]

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