WeCount! 2018 GOTV Update

Georgia WAND had a great GOTV campaign! THANK YOU to all the donors, canvassers, foundations, staff leaders, volunteers, and others  who made our work possible! Our GOTV team consisted of We Count! Coordinator, Jewel Howard, Executive Director, Lindsay Harper, and 29 canvassers (the majority of whom were from the communities we serve, such as …

Georgia WAND Welcomes Jewel Howard! By Lindsay Harper

Georgia WAND is elated to officially welcome Jewel L. Howard to the squad! During this extremely important general election year, she has been coordinating our We Count! efforts, overseeing our voter registration and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaigns at multiple locations across the city such as our local school partners, …

Join Georgia WAND at AFROPUNK!

Come experience an amazing lineup of black artists and visit Georgia WAND in Activism Row at AFROPUNK: Carnival of Consciousness Atlanta Edition 2018! We will be partnering with Women Engaged to advocate for equitable voting, women’s health, and reproductive rights. Interested in earning a ticket to AFROPUNK? Join AFROPUNK Army! AFROPUNK (AP) Army acts as …

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 …

Get Educated! Act Now!

Stop Redistricting in Georgia!    In recent news, federal courts found “compelling” evidence that Georgia Republican lawmakers redistricted black residents in order to maintain their power at the Capitol. Mark Niesse of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes: “The ruling came in a case filed last year by several voters and the Georgia chapter …

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