With the persistence of COVID-19 cases in metropolitan Atlanta, conflicting responses to preventative measures, cancellation of events, and the advisement to limit contact, the Partnership for Southern Equity’s (PSE) senior leadership team have decided to serve the equity ecosystem remotely and close our offices until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (updated). We will assess a possible extension of our…

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Op-ed published in Nonprofit Quarterly, May 4, 2020

Op-ed published in Nonprofit Quarterly on May 4, 2020, followed by a webinar on May 20, 2020, with Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Kendeda Fund, Amalgamated Bank, MacArthur Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation While the country grapples with an uncertain future, given COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on African Americans…

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WASHINGTON (MARCH 19, 2020) – More than 575 utility justice, labor, faith, consumer and environmental groups urged state governors, mayors and utility regulators today to put a moratorium on electricity and water-utility shutoffs in response to the coronavirus crisis and resulting job losses. Today’s letter also called for deeper policy changes that deploy distributed solar…

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We need these words now more than ever. This is not a day off for us. Most of our staff are celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the community. Please join us at the following events: MLK Day 5K Drum Run When: Jan. 20, line up begins at 8:45 a.m. Where: Piedmont…

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It amazes me that the more things change the more things stay the same. Growing up in Atlanta, I remember many days where my parents had to choose between paying the electric bill or buying groceries for our family. Now, in 2019, many households throughout Georgia face the same dilemma. On Tuesday, December 17, the Georgia Public Service Commission…

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“I ask you to reject this increase because this would be a huge issue for a lot of the parents here in Atlanta. I ask you to think about the working poor, the disabled, the seniors, they have to choose between medicine, food or light bill. We cannot afford another hit. Please reconsider and vote…

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By Taylor Lee, PSE communications intern (Summer 2018), Hampton University (2019) If you are a scholar, activist, or community organizer the Just Energy Summit 2018 is perfect for you. The two-day forum’s goal is to inspire change agents to be more vocal around equity and energy regulation in the American South. The event will take…

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