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 …

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 …

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 …

From Armistice to Peace: Ending the Korean War

Members of the Georgia Korea Peace Campaign (Georgia WAND, Women Cross DMZ, ReGeneration Movement, Sesamo Atlanta) held our first coalition event “From Armistice to Peace: Ending the 66th Year Old Korean War” this past summer.  There were about 90 people in attendance along with approximately 6 Korean newspapers and media …

Georgia WAND’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to those who were able to join us for our wildly successful 35th Anniversary Celebration! We honored National WAND founder Dr. Helen Caldicott and had a lively and energized conversation with her.  We also want to congratulate our Mother’s Day for Peace awardees whose hard work and allyship …