What Causes Gun Violence? by Janie Hill Scott

The problem of gun violence and school shootings in America is multifaceted. In recent weeks people have suggested to me that being nicer to kids will stop shootings, suggesting that it all arises from bullying. Bullying is never okay and is a major problem in our society that must be …

2018 Legislative Update

By Friday, March 23, 2018, the General Assembly will have completed 38 days of the 40-day session. There are just two days left in this second leg of the 2017-2018 term. Georgia legislators meet Tuesday for Day 39 and Sine Die, the last day of the session, will fall on …

REAL State of the Union Round Up + Photo Gallery

Tuesday’s REAL State of the Union brought together neighbors representing different communities to discuss the connections between a suite of issues such as energy, climate, federal spending, jobs, racial justice, and environmental justice as east Georgia is ground zero of the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy expansion. The panel, moderated by Amelia …

New Bills Aim to Stop Georgia Schools from Paying for Vogtle by Emily Weyrauch

Recently, a new bill (S.B. 355) was introduced to the Georgia legislature targeting Georgia Power and its enormous cost overruns on its project of construction nuclear power Plant Vogtle reactors 3 and 4. The bill, a direct response to Plant Vogtle’s infamous project delays, says that utilities can not collect financing fees …

Join Us for Georgia WAND’S 16th Annual REAL State of the Union

Please save the date for Georgia WAND’s 16th annual REAL State of the Union, featuring a panel of courageous thinkers, leaders, and activists to guide and inspire us into collective action. This event was born after Atlanta Journal Constitution journalist Jay Bookman uncovered the U.S.’s imperial interests behind the 2002 …

Capitol Conservation Day by Emily Weyrauch

From the Georgia Water Coalition Save the Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 The next Georgia Water Coalition Capitol Conservation Day is Thursday, March 1st from 8am to 12 noon. We’ll gather at Central Presbyterian Church to rally with other water advocates at the State Capitol. Breakfast will be served, inspiring …