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 …

NSquare Innovators Network Cohort Close Out Report

In September 2018 Executive Director Lindsay Harper was selected for a year-long fellowship in the NSquare Innovators Network, a vibrant community of cross-sector leaders — in journalism, technology, arts, and sciences — developing new, collective approaches to nuclear arms control. There were four groups that made up the cohort: Creating …

Burke County Air Monitoring Station Update by Janie Hill-Scott

Radionuclide Environmental Monitoring and Outreach Project (REMOP) — This important 3-year educational and outreach program, brokered by Georgia WAND staff and community leaders, established air monitoring at the location Georgia WAND requested on River Road, near Plant Vogtle. Radionuclide Monitoring started on July 31, 2019 and will continue through July 2020, with data …

Burke County Organizing Project (BCOP) Launch Report by Janie Hill-Scott

Georgia WAND launched the Burke County Organizing Project on October 26, 2019, as a year-long educational program focused on developing leaders in the Burke County community. Elements of the leadership development activities include emergency preparedness, public health, conducting a survey in the community about water, and more. Participating Burke County …

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 …