Our Team

About GA

Our Mission: To energize and empower today’s generations to advocate for a nuclear future.

Generation Atomic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that works with its 501(c)4 political advocacy arm GAMMA (Generation Atomic Movement Mobilizing Alliance) to save today’s nuclear reactors and lay the groundwork for deploying the reactors of tomorrow.

After recognizing that the decline of nuclear energy was one of the greatest threats to climate progress and future prosperity, Eric Meyer-- an opera singing grassroots organizer, and Taylor Stevenson-- a politico and nonprofit manager, decided in late 2016 to form Generation Atomic and build a grassroots movement to fight for this critical technology.

Since its founding, Gen A has worked to cultivate relationships with business leaders, pro-nuclear donors, and grassroots advocates. By engaging stakeholders at all levels, Gen A is working together with many partners to create a loud, effective, and sustainable pro-nuclear constituency.

After recognizing that the decline of nuclear energy was one of the greatest threats to climate progress and future prosperity, Eric Meyer-- an opera singing grassroots organizer, and Taylor Stevenson-- a politico and nonprofit manager, decided in late 2016 to form Generation Atomic and build a grassroots movement to fight for this critical technology.

This community building is at the heart of Gen A’s grassroots organizing and advocacy. We accomplish this objective by combining the best of old school movement building -- door-to-door canvassing, community organizing, and advocacy trainings to identify and energize new nuclear supporters while empowering them with the best digital tools to make real change in the policy landscape.

The facts are clear: nuclear power is the safest way to produce energy, the “waste” has the potential to power our future, and building nuclear is the fastest way to decarbonize a society. Indeed, the only countries that have decarbonized fast enough to limit global warming have done it with nuclear. Generation Atomic is here to tell that story, with your help, and take action at the local, national, and global levels to ensure we have a future of abundant clean energy - for everyone, forever.

Our mission

Generation Atomic is working to change the culture and build a movement to support nuclear energy. Here's how:

Informing the public

Supporters

5,000+

Face to face impressions

12,000+

Social media reach

Encouraging Advocacy

Top Direct Action 2017

"Write your OH legislator urging support for ZEN"

Event Attendees

300+

Postcards

8,000+

Top Digital Action 2017

"Petition UNEP to allow nuclear at the Sustainable Innovation Forum"

Improving Nuclear Messaging

Using Data to Drive Messaging

Our History

December 2016

Eric and Tay found Generation Atomic, signing the Articles of Incorporation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

January-March 2017

Generation Atomic pilots its grassroots door-knocking model in Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania. Part-time organizers and volunteer canvassers from Penn State make up the first Gen A Field Team.

April 2017

Generation Atomic launches their mobile app, 'Atomic Action' at the ANS Student Conference. The app offers supporters the chance to take action on nuclear issues, and serves as the backbone of field operations.

April 2017

Generation Atomic leads the nuclear delegation at the highly publicized March for Science in Washington D.C.

May 2017

Generation Atomic launches its Ohio ZEN campaign to save Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants out of a cramped duplex in Sandusky, OH. After five weeks of grassroots, door-to-door campaigning in the OH 89th, Rep. Steve Arndt announces his support for the Ohio ZEN bill.

June-August 2017

Generation Atomic expands its Ohio ZEN campaign to a headquarters in Akron, organizing in six counties across northern Ohio. In addition to canvassing, the team holds a series of "Think and Drink" events across the state, garnering hundreds of attendees. Gen A also logistically supports the "NUCLEAR: What it Means to Ohio" symposium held in Columbus and organizes at the Allen and Stark county fairs.

June-August 2017

In July, Eric speaks on the plenary panel at the National WIN Conference, inspiring a 21 year old student to ask her fellow audience members to contact their legislators and ask them to support nuclear. This action results in 1,300 emails to local and state legislators.

September 2017

The team concludes its campaign in Ohio after garnering more than 9000 actions and a contact list of more than 5000 Ohio nuclear supporters. The first annual "Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Car Show and Family Fun Day" is spearheaded by a Generation Atomic volunteer and brings 3000+ attendees to the plant.

June-August 2017

The bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants "HB 178" - which was originally introduced with only one sponsor - is re-introduced as HB 381-- now with sixteen co-sponsors.

October 2017

Generation Atomic organizes at the world premiere of The New Fire in Indianapolis, with special guests from the US Department of Energy. The film documents several advanced nuclear start-ups and features Eric singing opera about nuclear at the Paris Climate talks in 2015.

October 2017

Tay and Sam attend the Millennial Nuclear Caucus roundtable meeting hosted by the US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. Tay and Sam also speak at the ANS Winter Conference.

November 2017

Gen A heads to Germany for COP23 to team up with Nuclear 4 Climate and a host of pro-nuclear NGOs from around the world. Tay, Eric, and Grant hold conversations at the group's booth in the Bonn Zone; Tay speaks at the official Side Event held at the Turkish Pavilion.

November 2017

Sundance-nominated filmmaker Frankie Fenton documents "A Seat at the Table," a Generation Atomic-led, forum-style discussion at the entry of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, which had reneged on a sponsorship agreement with the World Nuclear Association.

December 2017

Generation Atomic runs its first "Atomic Winter" fundraising drive, collecting contributions from nuclear advocates around the globe.

January 2018

Generation Atomic returns to Ohio to promote and provide logistical support for the second Millennial Nuclear Caucus, hosted by NEI and the Department of Energy. The team spends a week on campus at Ohio State University organizing legislative visits, giving advocacy trainings, and connecting with hundreds of students. The Department of Energy features Eric and the work of Gen A in a promotional video.

Informing the public

Supporters

5,000+

Face to face impressions

12,000+

Social media reach

Encouraging Advocacy

Top Direct Action 2017

"Write your OH legislator urging support for ZEN"

Event Attendees

300+

Postcards

8,000+

Top Digital Action 2017

"Petition UNEP to allow nuclear at the Sustainable Innovation Forum"

Improving Nuclear Messaging

Using Data to Drive Messaging

Our History

December 2016

Eric and Tay found Generation Atomic, signing the Articles of Incorporation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

January-March 2017

Generation Atomic pilots its grassroots door-knocking model in Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania. Part-time organizers and volunteer canvassers from Penn State make up the first Gen A Field Team.

April 2017

Generation Atomic launches their mobile app, 'Atomic Action' at the ANS Student Conference. The app offers supporters the chance to take action on nuclear issues, and serves as the backbone of field operations.

April 2017

Generation Atomic leads the nuclear delegation at the highly publicized March for Science in Washington D.C.

May 2017

Generation Atomic launches its Ohio ZEN campaign to save Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants out of a cramped duplex in Sandusky, OH. After five weeks of grassroots, door-to-door campaigning in the OH 89th, Rep. Steve Arndt announces his support for the Ohio ZEN bill.

June-August 2017

Generation Atomic expands its Ohio ZEN campaign to a headquarters in Akron, organizing in six counties across northern Ohio. In addition to canvassing, the team holds a series of "Think and Drink" events across the state, garnering hundreds of attendees. Gen A also logistically supports the "NUCLEAR: What it Means to Ohio" symposium held in Columbus and organizes at the Allen and Stark county fairs.

June-August 2017

In July, Eric speaks on the plenary panel at the National WIN Conference, inspiring a 21 year old student to ask her fellow audience members to contact their legislators and ask them to support nuclear. This action results in 1,300 emails to local and state legislators.

September 2017

The team concludes its campaign in Ohio after garnering more than 9000 actions and a contact list of more than 5000 Ohio nuclear supporters. The first annual "Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Car Show and Family Fun Day" is spearheaded by a Generation Atomic volunteer and brings 3000+ attendees to the plant.

September 2017

The bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants "HB 178" - which was originally introduced with only one sponsor - is re-introduced as HB 381-- now with sixteen co-sponsors.

October 2017

Generation Atomic organizes at the world premiere of The New Fire in Indianapolis, with special guests from the US Department of Energy. The film documents several advanced nuclear start-ups and features Eric singing opera about nuclear at the Paris Climate talks in 2015.

October 2017

Tay and Sam attend the Millennial Nuclear Caucus roundtable meeting hosted by the US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry. Tay and Sam also speak at the ANS Winter Conference.

November 2017

Gen A heads to Germany for COP23 to team up with Nuclear 4 Climate and a host of pro-nuclear NGOs from around the world. Tay, Eric, and Grant hold conversations at the group's booth in the Bonn Zone; Tay speaks at the official Side Event held at the Turkish Pavilion.

November 2017

Sundance-nominated filmmaker Frankie Fenton documents "A Seat at the Table," a Generation Atomic-led, forum-style discussion at the entry of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, which had reneged on a sponsorship agreement with the World Nuclear Association.

December 2017

Generation Atomic runs its first "Atomic Winter" fundraising drive, collecting contributions from nuclear advocates around the globe.

January 2018

Generation Atomic returns to Ohio to promote and provide logistical support for the second Millennial Nuclear Caucus, hosted by NEI and the Department of Energy. The team spends a week on campus at Ohio State University organizing legislative visits, giving advocacy trainings, and connecting with hundreds of students. The Department of Energy features Eric and the work of Gen A in a promotional video.