Samantha Blake

WiLL Program Manager

Samantha manages the programming, strategy, and communications for the Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL). She works with WiLL's State Directors and other women legislators to educate and advocate on WiLL's key issues. Prior to joining WAND, Samantha worked in policy, development, and membership at the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, the Women's Media Center, and EMILY's List. Samantha holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from George Washington University.

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Reproductive rights

State government

Women in politics 

December 20, 2019

What We Can Learn from the Girl Who Helped End the Cold War

Samantha’s groundbreaking activism should be a clear sign to national security experts, nuclear policy wonks and everyone concerned about the threat of nuclear annihilation that no voice is too small to make a difference.

May 10, 2019

The Radical History of Mother’s Day

The average American will spend $196.47 on Sunday; nationwide, we’ll drop a whopping $24.95 billion this weekend. Every mother deserves to be showered with gifts, love and affection—but the radical history of Mother’s Day is being lost in its corporatization.

November 06, 2018

The Solution To Prevent Nuclear War Is Voting More Women Into Office — Here’s Why

When I first tell someone that I work with women state legislators to further the goal of nuclear disarmament, people are understandably puzzled. But studies have shown it’s actually crucial that women in particular speak up and take action. Fortunately for the world, some women already have.

October 04, 2018

Fashion Goes Nuclear

From the runways of Paris Fashion Week to the bikini and statement tee, fashion has long been influenced by nuclear weapons. But you’ve probably never thought about this connection. Why would you? First of all, it’s a pretty bizarre correlation. But, on top of that, studies have found that people generally try to avoid thinking about nuclear weapons, due to a very real process called “psychic numbing” where sympathy declines as casualties increase.

June 08, 2016

Women's Media Center The Truth About Gender Bias On The Internet

Siri does not know how to respond to the question "I have been sexually assaulted." When searching for abortion clinics on Apple Maps, one is instead shown adoption clinics. Finding a clinic or pharmacy that has Viagra is apparently easier than finding one with birth control.

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