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In Profile: Congresswoman Lois Capps

This week, WAND/WiLL recognizes the accomplishments of Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23). Congresswoman Capps is a role model in Congress and a fearless advocate for women. She has said, “While women make up more than half of this country, we still account for less than 20% of members of Congress.  That is one reason why I [...]


Amazing binders full of women

Here it is 20 hours after the second presidential debate and I can’t get that phrase out of my head—“binders full of women”.  Even after I get past the bizarre image this creates, I can’t get over the tone of amazement in Mitt’s voice.  There are so MANY competent and even exemplary women who could [...]


Final Presidential Debate: Bayonets and Battleship

Last night was the fourth and final debate of the 2012 Presidential Election, this time focusing on foreign policy. Or at least it was supposed to be about foreign policy, but of course both candidates repeatedly snuck in their economic and domestic policy talking points. The majority of questions asked by CBS’s Bob Schieffer were [...]


In Profile: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

This week, WAND/WiLL recognizes the accomplishments of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30). Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 10th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. WAND would like to recognize Congresswoman Johnson for her work on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) and the Women, Peace, and Security [...]


Presidential Debates: Binders of Women, Big Bird and Beyond

Last night was the third of four presidential and vice-presidential debates. Once again, some of WAND’s issues were touched on briefly but not covered in-depth. The very first question addressed Americans’ anxiety about finding jobs. We think it’s worth pointing out the study that shows that Pentagon spending is a relatively poor jobs creator. If [...]


In Profile: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz

This week, WAND/WiLL recognizes the accomplishments of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (PA-13). On September 13th, she spoke against Rep. Allen West’s bill that would exempt Pentagon spending from Sequestration cuts slated to take place January 2nd, 2013 (HR 6365). Congresswoman Schwartz made her point clear and stated, “[Sequestration] means, and they’ve told us and we know, [...]


Arming the World

In July I wrote about the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty at the U.N. when there was still hope that it might pass. Treaty negotiations failed and observers questioned why the U.S. pulled out after showing support earlier. Although the treaty only limited arms sales to countries accused of human rights violations, it would [...]


Bring women to the peace table!

This August, The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012 (WPS Act) was introduced in the U.S. House – H.R. 6255, and Senate – S. 3477. This important legislation ensures that women have a seat at the table to prevent war and resolve conflict by implementing the Obama Administration’s “U.S. National Action Plan on Women, [...]


Military Leaders Testify for Nuclear Reductions

The American nuclear stockpile once again came to the forefront of appropriations debates when the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee convened a panel of distinguished experts on the subject including nuclear reduction advocates General James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, and former [...]


Time for a viable alternative to sequestration

The Rally to Restore Balance, held on July 25th in Upper Senate Park, was a cause for both inspiration and concern. Featuring Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the rally called attention to a report recently released by the Senator’s office, which highlights the devastating effects sequestration, would have on our nation’s social programs. The message was [...]


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