A Message In Uncertain Times

In the words of our community elder, Annie Laura Howard Stephens, “Be encouraged. Be encouraged. Be encouraged.” It’s uncertain times like these that remind us to be steadfast in our trust in ourselves and each other. The multiple stories of acts of kindness such as pop-up food pantries, young people running …

The Women of Georgia WAND at Capitol Conservation Day by Phyllis Richardson

The Georgia WAND squad lobbied under the Gold Dome on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, focusing on HB 545, The Right to Farm and SB 123 which helps to offset the burden of having a landfill accept coal ash within their jurisdiction.  Coal ash, the waste leftover from burning coal, has …

US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Building Power From The Grassroots Up Action Team Report Back

Georgia WAND hosted the US Climate Action Network (USCAN) in-person Building Power from the Grassroots Up meeting at our Georgia Hill Office Building for two days in January.  USCAN is one of our strongest coalitions and supporter of our work towards Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice and Equitable and Sustainable Community …

2nd Annual Legislative Tea & Sweets at the Georgia State Capitol Report Back

Georgia WAND Education Fund held its 2ndAnnual Legislative Tea & Sweets on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Georgia State Capitol. We were able to connect across the aisles this year and have diverse attendance. The event was open to the public as well with approximately 62 people in attendance, twenty-four of …

2020 Letter from the Executive Director & First Quarter Event Calendar

Welcome to tomorrow, folks! Georgia WAND is poised to improve the lives of people here in Georgia, across the nation, and around the globe. Our perspective as a southern, black-woman lead, grassroots organization serving frontline communities has been missing from past solutions. Not any more!  At national decision-making tables with …

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 …