Georgia WAND Welcomes Phyllis Richardson to the Squad! By Lindsay Harper

Georgia WAND is happy to welcome Phyllis Richardon to the squad! We are fortunate to have someone with Phyllis’ spirit, energy and talent joining us during this important time at our organization and in the work. She will be serving as our Government Affairs coordinator working to help us advance …

Termination of MOX Construction By Esme Rodehaver

On February 8, 2019, the The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission terminated the construction authorization for the plutonium fuel (MOX) project at the Savannah River Site. According to Tom Clements, the director of the watchdog group Savannah River Site Watch, this means that we can now consider this project “dead.” MOX …

Nevada Sues Over Unannounced Plutonium Shipment from SRS By Esme Rodehaver

Nevada Lawsuit Over Unannounced Plutonium Shipment  In August of 2018, the federal Department of Energy (DOE) approved the transfer of a metric ton of weapons grade plutonium from their Savannah River Site in South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site. In response, the State of Nevada filed a lawsuit …

Georgia WAND Represents on Peace Panel

On Saturday, January 26, Becky Rafter spoke at the monthly Chai & Just Chat event in Johns Creek. The discussion, entitled “World in Pieces or World at Peace: Women as Peace Drivers,” was riveting and everyone in attendance, including the speakers, learned so much and felt much peace.The discussion featured …

Georgia WAND & Partners Host Meeting for Georgia Campaign for Peace in Korea by Becky Rafter

Georgia WAND is pleased to be part of the Southeast Ground Crew for a national coalition to advance peace on the Korean Peninsula. We had our first local face-to-face meeting on Saturday, 2/2, at the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta.  The team so far has consisted of the following …

Georgia WAND Open House Report Back By Lindsay Harper

We are happy to report that our Open House, which primarily served as the official follow-up meeting to the December 2018 Community Forum in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) was a success! Nearly 25 residents came out to pick where we left off at the successful forum at the end of last year.  The …