The Women Advocating for Georgians (WAG) is a part of the Skidaway Abigails, Founded in early 2017, our goal is to work at the state and local level in support of liberal and progressive causes. To accomplish this goal we work with many other organizations on particular objectives, when our goals and methods align. We are non-partisan. We focus on issues. We strive to be positive in our engagement. We believe in the power of many women, working towards common goals.
Membership in the WAGs is open to all women who are members of our parent organization, the Abigails. The Abigails welcomes women who support our values to join regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” Madeleine Albright (First Female U.S. Secretary of State.)
The WAGs meet as a group on the 4th Tuesday of the month from September through May, and as needed during the summer. Meetings are usually at 3:00 PM, at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island ( 1 Westridge Road, Savannah, GA). The speakers and training sessions at these meetings are focused on helping us to become more effective advocates.
WAG has several Issue Teams , each of which focuses on a particular area of concern. Currently the Teams are are: Civil Rights, Care, Women’s Rights, Gun Safety, Environment, and Watch Dogs (a catch-all for issues of concern for which we don’t have a specific team).
WAG is led by a Steering Committee who decide policy and direction. Members of the Steering Committeeinclude: the two WAG co-chairs, the team leads, an at-large member from the Abigails, and a program chair.
Do you have questions about the WAG? Want to join WAG? Remember, you must be an Abigail member to join WAG.
Women Advocating for Georgians (WAG) is a non-partisan, progressive, liberal organization created for the purpose of advocating on a local, state and national level for issues of critical importance.
- To provide an organizational structure, network, and information resource for members of the Abigails, who want to advocate (primarily at state and local level) for socially progressive issues.
- To inform the Abigails organization of current issues relevant to our socially progressive goals.
- To develop and maintain knowledge of relevant ongoing and upcoming actions in the state, local and national government that are relevant to our progressive agenda
- To know about and work with other advocacy groups who share our objectives with respect to one or more progressive objectives
- To influence law and policy (emphasis on state and local) on selected issues by making phone calls, writing letters/emails, visiting elected and appointed officials, attending rallies, marches and meetings, and publishing information (articles and letters to the editor) in local news media