Georgia WAND is bridging the rural/urban divide and other issue-based silo effects by working with coalition partners across the intersections of our work. We optimize our participation and leadership in movement-wide spaces in order to focus our resources and streamline our work and more effectively fulfill Georgia WAND’s goals.
Advancing Equity and Opportunity in the U.S. South (AEO): We are co-leading the Response and Resistance (R+R) working group, which focuses on community-led emergency planning, preparedness, recovery, and resistance from major climate and industrial disasters. We are also on the design team for the governance model and strategic planning in this regional energy equity coalition.
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability: We serve on the board of directors of ANA, attend their fall and spring meetings, participate in DC Days, and plan to host the ANA Fall meeting in Georgia in 2019. We hope to inform ANA’s Capitol hill asks in 2019 and 2020 as we have specific policy initiatives that will need full national support.
Atlanta Jobs with Justice: We serve on the organizing committee of JWJ. Most recently we helped roll out a comprehensive progressive voter guide for the City of Atlanta for Atlanta Mayor, City Council, and Board of Elections.
Coalition for the People’s Agenda: We have been a “servant of the common good” with Rev. Joseph E. Lowery’s groundbreaking coalition since early the 2000s. This group of civil rights leaders and activists conducts collaborative civic engagement, action, and stewardship along four frontlines: economic, criminal justice, environment, and health.
Georgia Water Coalition (GWC): We serve on the legislative committee and the coal ash groundwater team and we will continue supporting GWC on Capitol Conservation Day. We support the coalitions groundwater protection efforts in general by educating members about radiological contamination; we continue building partnerships with organizations in our targeted geographies; and we support GWC’s inclusivity efforts.
NPU-V Community Coalition: We served as members of the Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition from 2014-2017 and are involved with this new iteration of the community coming together to demand justice and community-managed resource allocation.
Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Energy Circle (JEC): We participate in the JEC serving on the executive committee and the co-chairing the policy committee, supporting the biannual Just Energy Summits, spearheading the nuclear track regarding the industry’s environmental pollutants, and devising, researching, and getting support for the 2018 JEC energy equity jobs policy initiative.
ProGeorgia: We serve on the board of directors as well as four working groups with ProGeorgia. We will continue supporting ProGeorgia and maximizing use of the VAN and other resources regarding voter engagement in targeted areas.
Project South and the Southern Movement Alliance: We have supported all recent Southern Movement Assemblies, and Burke County / Shell Bluff is an official “Action Site.” We plan to hold an action weekend in Burke County in 2019.
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective: We participate in SisterSong’s Reproductive Justice salons and are working with SisterSong leadership to develop a reproductive public health project in Burke County.
US Climate Action Network: We serve a number of capacities, focusing on community-led environmental justice organizing and leadership development. We are working with farmers, local chambers of commerce, and small, green business owners in order to help prepare the local economy of Burke County, GA for economic development. We also sit on the Steering Committee of the Southern Climate and Environmental Network (SCEN), currently a program of USCAN, and we serve on various USCAN committees.
US Human Rights Network: We served on the local host committee for the 2017 biennial US Human Rights Network Conference and are current members of the Right to Water committee. We are supporting USHRN’s new leadership and eagerly anticipate the opportunities to move our work with this coalition moving forward.
We also work closely with Eco-Action, Georgia Rural Urban Summit, Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sierra Club, SouthFace, SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, #ATLisReady, Hello Racism, SRS Watch, Nuclear Watch South, Environment Georgia, the Altamaha Riverkeeper, the Georgia River Network, the Solutions Project, Georgia 9to5, Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Nuclear Information Resource Service, Diné No Nukes, Church Women United, League of Women Voters of Georgia, Georgia STAND UP, Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, Racial Justice Action Center, Charis Books & More, Agnes Scott College, Spelman College, City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability, and more.
We work with organizations that center equity, justice, and human rights; environmental groups working for clean air, clean water, and a carbon-free, nuclear free future; and civic engagement.
If your organization would like to become a partner with Georgia WAND, please contact Lindsay Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
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