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TELL CONGRESS: NO MORE LOANS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS

NATIONAL CALL-CONGRESS DAY IS TOMORROW

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

 


February 24, 2010

Dear Friends:

A quick reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, is the National Call-Congress Day to stop the Obama Administration's proposed $54 Billion loan program for new nuclear reactor construction--otherwise known as a giant taxpayer giveaway to wealthy nuclear corporations.

You can reach every member of Congress through the Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121.

We ask that your call your House Representative and both of your Senators, if at all possible.

Our asks are these:

*we want them to publicly oppose the President's request for a tripling of the Department of Energy loan "guarantee" program to $54 Billion.

*we want them to vote against this program in committee if possible and on the floor if it comes to the floor.

We are supplementing the Call-Congress Day with your letters.

*If you haven't written to your Representative yet this week, please do so here.

*If you haven't written to your Senators yet this week, please do so here.

Please drop us a quick e-mail (to nirsnet@nirs.org) and let us know that you called, and any response you receive.

This is a National Call-Congress Day, being sponsored by several groups, including NIRS, Public Citizen, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond Nuclear, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and others.

Let's keep those phones ringing all day long! Help us spread the word! Make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate. Your actions matter!

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
nirsnet@nirs.org
www.nirs.org
P.S. if you've never signed the statement on nuclear power and climate ("We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power."), please visit our home page, www.nirs.org to sign.
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