Author: communications

Current Communications Director: Victoria Fleming and Charmaine Lee

Special Guest Post by STAND Canada Policy Director Maria Simeonova Prior to the January 20th inauguration, the Trump administration had already begun talks on suspending or altogether dismantling former President Obama’s Dodd-Frank Act, specifically section 1502 responsible for addressing conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Section 1502 of the rule mandates… Read More


By Liam Nolan, STAND Canada Blog Writer US President Donald Trump’s banning of travel from seven majority-Muslim countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Somalia, and Libya) and suspension of the US’s refugee intake has drawn condemnation from several countries, human rights organizations, and even the United Nations. In response to this radical change in US… Read More


Blog shared with permission. Original post appeared January 27 on STAND USA website. By Francesca Freeman, STAND USA’s National Student Director for the 2016-2017 school year. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my… Read More


By Liam Nolan, Blog Writer On December 23rd, 2016, the UN Security Council voted on a resolution to place embargoes on arms sales to South Sudan in order to prevent ethnic violence in the country from escalating. However, eight countries (Russia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Angola, Egypt and Senegal) abstained from voting on the resolution,… Read More