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Press Release: Shut Down the Shutdown(Comments Off)

September 30, 2013

  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 [...]

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Syria: Respond for Peace and Security

                WAND agrees that responding to Syria’s abhorrent chemical weapon’s use is essential. We believe that reacting with U.S. military force is the wrong approach. We urge Congress to vote against the authorization of military force and to instead respond by advocating for U.S. leadership for peace and [...]


Justice for Victims of Military Sexual Violence: Only 5 Votes Away

              Earlier this month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made an appearance on “The Daily Show” where she announced that she only needs 5 more supporters to pass the Military Justice Improvement (MJI) Act (S. 967)! Currently, Gillibrand has 38 co-sponsors and an additional 8 senators who have committed to support [...]


The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2013

On July 31, 2013, the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2013 (H.R. 2874) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that the United States promotes women’s meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict [...]


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