Tell the Prez: End taxpayer subsidies for new nuclear reactors!
October 12, 2011
In late September, the White House launched a new website to enable people to directly petition the Obama administration. The White House promised a formal response to all petitions which received 5,000 signatures within 30 days.
NIRS decided to try out that site and created a petition that demands something President Obama has the clear power to do: to stop asking Congress for taxpayer subsidies for new nuclear reactors, beginning with the next federal budget.
As it turns out, the White House website and petition-signing process was flawed, cumbersome and enormously frustrating for many people. As of today, nearly 12,000 people (11,981 to be exact) tried to sign this petition directly through NIRS own servers. Thousands more tried to sign through Facebook, Twitter and the like. Only 3,815 of these thousands have been successful so far.
Please send a letter to President Obama, with the identical content as the petition (with one extra line expressing frustration with the petition process) to the White House below. Let's make sure all our voices are heard! And let's not stop at 5,000 letters--please share this page widely (just use the icons above) and deluge the White House with your raised voices.
International friends: as you know, what happens in the U.S. can certainly affect the entire world. You can participate in this letter campaign, and we encourage you to do so.
You may, as always, edit the letter to add your own concerns.