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FUKUSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ACTIONS ACROSS U.S., GLOBE THIS WEEKEND
PLUS, HELP NIRS GET TO NETROOTS NATION!
AND A GREAT NEW PUBLIC OPINION POLL....
March 7, 2012
As you know, this weekend marks the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the hundreds of thousands of Japanese still living in contaminated areas.
There are anniversary actions across the U.S. and entire world this weekend. You can find a list of many of them on our Actions page here. Don't forget to click the link you'll see there for additional global actions to get a sense of the incredible number and variety of events going on all over the world!
If an action you're involved with isn't listed, let us know and we'll do our best to get it posted quickly. Thousands of people, and media, will be viewing this page over the next several days.
We hope you'll be able to get out and support the action closest to you--and if there aren't any, grab a couple friends and go out and start one of your own!
In other news, NIRS is in a competition to get a free booth at this year's Netroots Nation conference in Rhode Island. Netroots Nation is the annual meeting of progressive bloggers and political activists, and would be a great constituency to get our message to!
You can support NIRS in this competition by going to this page and clicking "like" by our name. However, only those with a Facebook account can participate (sorry, not our rules....). So if you have a Facebook account, please support NIRS!
An apology: earlier this week many of you received an e-mail from us about a bill in the Maryland State Senate. That e-mail was supposed to go only to people living in Maryland, but a weird glitch in our Democracy in Action system sent it to a much broader list (first time that's ever happened). So if you received that e-mail and don't live in Maryland, we apologize.
But that does give us the opportunity to remind you that we do such statewide Alerts frequently. If you are involved in a state-level legislative or other campaign that has clear targets, we're happy to support your efforts by setting up an action page and alerting our members and supporters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you'd like to set up such an action.
In still other news, our credit card processing company has changed, and we're experimenting with a couple of different options. One new donation page is here; check it out and let us know what you think (and if you want to try it out by leaving a small donation, even better!).
And, finally, some good news: a new public opinion poll released today by Civil Society Institute finds that Americans remain opposed to new nuclear reactors, opposed to taxpayer loans for new reactors, and are highly supportive of renewable energy. The American people are ready for a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy future. We're working hard to bring that about, we appreciate that you are too. It's good to know we have the public on our side.
Thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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