To See Takes Time: Re-Imagining Democracy and Its Future

September 25, 2023 /

After several years of headline-grabbing research, intensive strategy development, and project incubation, WDN’s Reflective Democracy Campaign has been a bit quiet recently as they develop the next phase of their work, centered around an experimental vehicle designed to meet the profound challenges of democracy-building in our moment. Campaign Director Brenda Choresi Carter explores the remarkable historical juncture we’re currently in and how the Campaign – a unique think tank with an action arm – is building on its pioneering work and breaking new ground.

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Board Chairs Write In: What are your reflections on Leena Barakat’s first year as President & CEO?

August 31, 2023 /

Much has happened in the year since Leena Barakat stepped into the role of President & CEO. We have been engaged in a rigorous strategic planning process with many moments of connection and inspiration while continuing our commitment to move millions to movements for justice. WDN Action Board Chair Quinn Delaney and WDN Board Chair […]

$380,000 to 6 Organizations Advancing Reproductive Justice

August 21, 2023 /

WDN’s Abortion Bridge Collaborative (ABC) Fund supports organizations that center reproductive justice in their mission, values, and work as they navigate this new rapidly changing landscape. Using an open, grantee-centered nominations network our Grantmaking Advisory Council seeks out organizations that: With our recent grants, we’re incredibly proud to support 6 new grantees engaging in the […]

Meet Our New Chief of Staff

August 3, 2023 /

Erin Rossitto, WDN member and former board member twice over, has joined our team as Chief of Staff. She answers why she stepped into this role and what she’s most excited about. You were a member before you took the role of our new Chief of Staff. Why did you decide to join the staff […]

A Look at WDN’s Support of Military Justice Reform Following Biden’s Executive Order

August 3, 2023 /

President Biden recently stripped military commanders of their authority over cases of sexual assault, rape, and murder. This follows two decades of pressure from female lawmakers, victims of sexual assault, and the general public, including the WDN community. President & CEO Emerita Donna Hall joined us for an interview to share more. Why did the […]

Court Accountability on the Heels of Devastating SCOTUS Rulings

June 30, 2023 /

The SCOTUS majority took two more steps back from the will of the American people in last week’s rulings against affirmative action and LGBTQ+ rights. A conservative faction of Supreme Court justices has allowed wealthy corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence our elections (Citizens United v. FEC); stripped us of bodily autonomy […]

The ABC Fund One Year After Dobbs

June 29, 2023 /

One year after the Dobbs decision, a patchwork of laws and an uncertain future for abortion access continue to characterize post-Roe America. Service providers, movement leaders, and abortion defenders on the frontlines continue to push back against restrictive policies to deliver abortion care, defend abortion access, and advance reproductive justice nationwide. The Abortion Bridge Collaborative (ABC) Fund […]

We Just Directed $2.4M to 27 Movement Organizations

In our most recent round of grants, we sent $2.4M to 27 organizations dedicated to creating safer, healthier, and more just communities for all. This latest round of support maintains our commitment to existing partnerships, explores new catalytic opportunities, and meaningfully backs a wide ecosystem of change-builders.  $600k to Black-Led Movements and Community Safety Jean […]

As Reproductive Justice Organizations Chart Stormy Waters, ABC Sends $320K to the Field

April 11, 2023 /

Today, patients who need an abortion must face a rapidly changing and complex legal landscape and potentially juggle high costs and extensive travel just to obtain basic health care. Providers must operate amidst constantly shifting laws, and states with access are overwhelmed with patients in need of care. This moment requires creativity, flexibility, and fast […]

Texas Ruling & What You Can Do

April 10, 2023 /

Since Roe v. Wade ended, much of the battle over legal abortion has focused on access to medication abortion pills. Opponents of abortion have long wanted to block the use of mifepristone not only in states with abortion bans but also nationwide. Today they got their wish. The result is a current legal quagmire, with […]

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