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 …

Uncoddling White Women: An Interview with Community Organizer Becky Rafter by Amanda Hendler-Voss

By Amanda Hendler-Voss Becky Rafter could have been among the 67% of white women voters in Alabama who cast their lot with Roy Moore. She grew up all over the South, including an Alabama small town shaped by white flight. Reared in a household of modest means in rental housing, her parents …

Georgia WAND Climate and Nuclear Report Shared with the United Nations

Our Climate Report, “Community Impacts at the Crossroads of Nuclear and Climate Injustices in the U.S. South,” has been shared with the UN Special Rappeteur on Poverty and Human Rights. Thanks to our partner the US Human Rights Network, this report is now being circulated more widely. The report educates …

Georgia WAND Responds to Recent Nuclear Updates by Emily Weyrauch

In the past few weeks, our issues of nuclear weapons and preventing war have been in the news a lot–on front pages, shared across social media. From the Hawaii missile alert error to the potential collapsing of the Iran Deal, from the Nuclear Posture Review to the spark of diplomacy …

Georgia WAND stands with Jobs with Justice

On Thursday, Atlanta Jobs with Justice, a partner organization of ours, held an demonstration outside of the new Vine City Chick-Fil-A demanding $15 minimum wage for workers. Georgia WAND staff members and friends attended, and supported this action, standing with workers demanding equity and safe jobs that pay a living …