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Minnesota Representative Jennifer Schultz: “U.S. military budget drains Minnesota”

Just like our state budget, the federal budget is both a vision and a blueprint outlining how to meet the needs of our communities with funds from our tax dollars. Americans rely on federal money to be safe, healthy, thriving and economically sound. Federal dollars are used to support schools, police, roads and bridges, clean […]

Special Statement: President Obama a Shines Light on Horrors of Nuclear War

May 27, 2016 Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) praises President Obama’s historic visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and his meeting with Hibakusha, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors. He is the first sitting president to visit nuclear ground zero, now a memorial to the lives lost to the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki […]

WiLL/WAND Applauds President Obama’s Plan to Make Historic Hiroshima Visit

May 10, 2016 – The White House announced today that President Obama will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park while in Japan for the G7 Summit May 26 and 27. Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) applauds President Obama’s historic decision to become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima. In the words of executive […]

Minority Whip Nickie Antonio (OH): Presidential Candidates Must Outline Clear Budget Priorities

In less than a year, a new president will be inaugurated. The voters of Ohio will have a major role to play in determining who occupies that office. Choosing a candidate for President should involve moving beyond rhetoric to an evaluation of concrete plans. The best clue for assessing what the President will actually do […]

Maine Representative Bobbi Beavers: “Time to invest in the people”

As a member of the Maine House, I’m familiar with how difficult budget decisions are when money’s tight. We all have strong opinions about how to allocate limited state revenue among worthy programs and services. Do we put more dollars toward education? Do we repair another bridge? One thing we all agree on: wasting hard-earned […]

Rep. Brenda Gilmore: Honor women this month by investing in them

Originally published on March 31, 2016 in The Tennessean. This Women’s History Month, as we honor women’s legacies in fighting for equal rights and peaceful conflict resolution, I am also taking the time to reflect on how the country is prioritizing its federal budget investments and why that matters for women. American women should be […]

Sen. Sandy Pappas: Honoring the legacy of American workers

Labor Day marks more than just the end of summer. It’s a celebration of American workers and the contributions they make to the strength, prosperity and economic well-being of our country. This Labor Day, the continued need for sustainable, living wage jobs is first and foremost on my mind. As a state legislator, the decisions I […]

Sen. Sandy Pappas: Mother’s Day and the federal budget

When I was growing up, my single Mom worked hard as a minimum wage waitress at the local golf club to put food on the table for our family and to pay the mortgage. Mothers care about the well being and security of their families.   As a legislator and a grandmother of 18, I carried […]

Rep. Karen Camper: ‘Peace doctrines’ to ponder on Mother’s Day

  Mother’s Day has its roots in the women’s peace movement of the late 19th century. One of its founders, activist Julia Ward Howe, sought to commemorate the struggles of the day by creating “a festival which should be observed as mothers’ day, and which should be devoted to the advocacy of peace doctrines.” There […]

Webinar: Write Where It Counts

Write Where It Counts! On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, WAND hosted a webinar called “Write Where It Counts” featuring a presentation from Mary Kaszynski, Media Associate for Peace & Security at ReThink Media. Mary discussed tips and best practices for crafting letters to the editor about Pentagon spending and nuclear weapons issues. Mary also reviewed […]

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