Government Affairs End of Year Report by Phyllis Richardson

This year was filled with lots of highs and lows and it was a very busy legislative year! We attended and spoke at hearings held at the Public Service Commission “PSC” to speak to the Georgia Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the proposed fee increase to extract an additional …

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) Fall Meeting

The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability had their 2019 fall meeting at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN, hosted by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace  Alliance (OREPA) Center. Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Coordinator Janie Hill-Scott and Executive Director Lindsay Harper attended as representatives bridging the …

WeCount! Civic Engagement End Of Year Report by Jewel Howard

Georgia WAND’s WeCount! program is working hard to Get Out the Vote (GOTV). Our first voter registration drive of 2019 was a huge success, collecting hundreds of voter registration cards in 13 weeks, with a total count of 363 voter registration cards — exceeding our goal by 45%. Several canvassers …

From Armistice to Peace: Ending the Korean War

Members of the Georgia Korea Peace Campaign (Georgia WAND, Women Cross DMZ, ReGeneration Movement, Sesamo Atlanta) held our first coalition event “From Armistice to Peace: Ending the 66th Year Old Korean War” this past summer.  There were about 90 people in attendance along with approximately 6 Korean newspapers and media …

Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium

Hours after the 35th Anniversary event, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Georgia WAND executive director Lindsay Harper both traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium now in its fourth year. The event serves to recognize individuals and/or organizations for their exemplary efforts in …

National WAND/WiLL Conference Report Back

The Georgia delegation showed up strong to the National WiLL/WAND conference this year with a large representation from the state. Executive Director Lindsay Harper was asked to sit on a panel entitled The Environmental and Health Impact of Nuclear Weapons to discuss environmental justice and intersections of nuclear weapons, nuclear …