Updates from the last Georgia Public Service Commission Hearing on Plant Vogtle

By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) met on December 18, 2018 to discuss the progress of construction on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4. During this hearing, the PSC’s staff requested an additional $3.6 million in 2019, this is up from …

Open Letter to the NPU-V Community

Georgia WAND, the Center for Working Families, 9to5 Georgia, Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Georgia Votes, and the Emmaus House participated in a cohort supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation are focused on improving community relationships and creating the building blocks of a community-wide collaboration in NPU-V. Our collective …

WeCount! 2018 GOTV Update

Georgia WAND had a great GOTV campaign! THANK YOU to all the donors, canvassers, foundations, staff leaders, volunteers, and others  who made our work possible! Our GOTV team consisted of We Count! Coordinator, Jewel Howard, Executive Director, Lindsay Harper, and 29 canvassers (the majority of whom were from the communities we serve, such as …

Georgia WAND Welcomes Jewel Howard! By Lindsay Harper

Georgia WAND is elated to officially welcome Jewel L. Howard to the squad! During this extremely important general election year, she has been coordinating our We Count! efforts, overseeing our voter registration and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaigns at multiple locations across the city such as our local school partners, …

Join Georgia WAND at AFROPUNK!

Come experience an amazing lineup of black artists and visit Georgia WAND in Activism Row at AFROPUNK: Carnival of Consciousness Atlanta Edition 2018! We will be partnering with Women Engaged to advocate for equitable voting, women’s health, and reproductive rights. Interested in earning a ticket to AFROPUNK? Join AFROPUNK Army! AFROPUNK (AP) Army acts as …

SAVE THE DATE: A Healthy, Prosperous, & Prepared Burke County: Leadership in Partnership

Georgia WAND and Partnership for Southern Equity are eager to host “A Healthy, Prosperous, and Prepared Burke County: Leadership in Partnership.” This conference is a two-day event of speakers, workshops, emergency preparedness information, and a health fair as an opportunity to bring together residents across age, race, gender, and field to share …