Reflection on Juneteenth

Janie Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Manager, Georgia-WAND Tim Judson, Executive Director, NIRS This week we commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Yesterday, Congress and President Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is so named for the date—June 19th, …

MAKING SURE ALL VOICES ARE HEARD

In the midst of a global pandemic GeorgiaWAND has reached higher heights in our GOTV endeavors. We hired canvassers and consultants to assist with this program to help with our work to bring about change. Though there have been many challenging occurrences for most we have been able to reach for, and meet our goals in our We Count Program with the help of ProGeorgia and our Atlanta and Burke County staff. We have continued to work diligently and effectively to engage our community and surrounding communities on the importance of voting and why it is important to make sure your voice is heard. Our efforts would not have been successful without the collective efforts of our donors, canvassers, foundations, staff, volunteers, partnering organizations, communities we serve and others! Through our partnership with ProGeorgia and their phone banking support, we were able to
have conversations with people across the state!

BOARD AND STAFF GIVING OUT PPE DURING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC

On December 12, 2020 GeorgiaWAND staff and board members gave out PPE to Burke County Community Members while witnessing the Burke County holiday parade. The Atlanta staff and board members also had the chance to take a short tour with Mrs. Annie Laura. Our 2020-2021 GOTV state senate runoff campaign had a great kick off with this event while we civically engaged across our state.