Reflection on Juneteenth

Janie Scott, Nuclear Harm Reduction and Climate Justice Manager, Georgia-WAND Tim Judson, Executive Director, NIRS This week we commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the struggle for Black liberation in the US. Yesterday, Congress and President Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is so named for the date—June 19th, …


In the midst of a global pandemic GeorgiaWAND has reached higher heights in our GOTV endeavors. We hired canvassers and consultants to assist with this program to help with our work to bring about change. Though there have been many challenging occurrences for most we have been able to reach for, and meet our goals in our We Count Program with the help of ProGeorgia and our Atlanta and Burke County staff. We have continued to work diligently and effectively to engage our community and surrounding communities on the importance of voting and why it is important to make sure your voice is heard. Our efforts would not have been successful without the collective efforts of our donors, canvassers, foundations, staff, volunteers, partnering organizations, communities we serve and others! Through our partnership with ProGeorgia and their phone banking support, we were able to
have conversations with people across the state!