Your Donations Support Our GOTV Efforts!

Georgia WAND’s We Count! program is expanding!! We have a robust Get Out the Vote plan, and we need your help! We are actively contacting voters in 10 Georgia counties, and we plan to mail 113,000 households and make 57,000 phone calls.   Will you donate today $15, $120, $500, or …

Volunteers Needed to Get Our the Vote (GOTV) with We Count!

Remember that voting is your chance to use your right as a citizen to be involved in the democratic process. We have an ambitious GOTV plan for the 2018 midterm election cycle and we need folks who want to help canvass between now and November. We’re also registering people to …

Just Energy Summit 2018!

Georgia WAND as member of the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Energy Circle is co-hosting the upcoming 2018 Just Energy Summit “The Summit will weave community, policy, business and civic voices into collective action towards a more equitable, inclusive, clean energy future for Metro Atlanta and the American South. The 2018 Summit will serve …

Becky Rafter to attend Human Rights Defenders Forum

Becky Rafter is one of nearly 70 activists, peacemakers, and community leaders from at least 25 countries who will come together July 21-24 for the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.” Topics will include economic and social rights, building faith in institutions, strengthening …

Lindsay Harper joins ProGeorgia Board of Directors

Deputy Director Lindsay Harper was recently elected to the board of ProGeorgia, a civic engagement coalition in which Georgia WAND participates. ProGeorgia supports Georgia WAND on our voter registration and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, a crucial part of our WeCount! civic engagement program.
“Being part of the ProGeorgia board provides Georgia WAND an opportunity to continue helping to steer this very important coalition of groups working in concert to build power in underserved communities in Georgia,” said Lindsay Harper. “I’m honored that the groups around the table support me and my leadership in adding value to the board!”

Perhaps we can post a page on the website about the story, place in it more information about GA WAND’s history with ProGA (including Krista), more about PG, and our current work: working group participation, JWJ, voter reg in GA, GOTV, etc… and then more about Lindsay’s contributions to the building power work (and we can frame it in terms of our strat plan). THEN we can share that story as a stand alone on social media with a great pic. And then add a link to the story in the next weekly

More information on ProGeorgia’s work here.

 

Send her a congratulations email at Lindsay@GeorgiaWAND.org

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 …