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.
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.
Eric G. Meyer is the founder and Director of Generation Atomic, a nuclear advocacy non-profit. He started out pursuing a career in professional singing, but after hearing about the promise of advanced nuclear reactors, he decided to devote his life to saving and expanding the use of atomic energy.
He worked as an organizer on several political, union, and issue campaigns while in graduate school for applied public policy, taking time off to attend the climate talks in Paris and sing opera about atomic energy. Meyer began his full time nuclear work in May of 2016 with Environmental Progress by organizing marches, rallies, and trainings in California, New York, and Illinois, before leaving to found Generation Atomic in late 2016.