NAYGN Impact – Government Outreach
At the annual NEA/NAYGN national conference, NAYGN will be coordinating four large scale projects in order to make a greater impact in advocating for nuclear energy. The people registered in the government reach workshop will be brainstorming ideas and working on projects to increase our methods and influence for reaching out to the government for support. After the conference, the attendees will continue to build on these impacts with their chapters and lead by committees for an organized national effort. Please talk to your chapter’s leaders if you would like to get involved.
Send A Letter!
One of the best ways to show the government how important nuclear energy is to you is to send your representatives a letter. We have some templates that anyone can use at any time with some editing to make these letters specific to your needs. The first letter template focuses on urging your congressmen to vote for or against a bill that would impact the nuclear industry. The second letter template can be used to inform newly elected congressmen of NAYGN’s role in the nuclear industry.
Post Card Push Day
How do you grab the attention of busy politicians? Send them thousands of postcards!
Last year, 29 different local NAYGN chapters from 16 different states sent collectively 5,025 postcards to their local and state legislators in support and awareness of National Nuclear Science Week. Government officials received these Nuclear advocacy postcards from their district’s participating NAYGN local chapters, which brought awareness of the volume of constituents in their region who believe nuclear power is the future for energy sustainability. The goal is to send even more postcards this year!
Planning for this event will begin in May. Please reach out to NAYGN leadership if you would like to become involved.
Quote from Chris: “Post Card Push Day has been a huge success because of how easy it is to fill out a post card and drop it in the mail. Government outreach doesn’t solely depend on the message, but the volume of voting constituents who support that message. Post Card Push Day captures both of those aspects and provides a unique avenue for nuclear advocacy.”
Last Year’s Post Card:
If you are interested in ordering postcards to send to local/state/federal legislative officials making them aware of NNSW and the pro-nuclear message, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with you name, number of cards and an address.
Pictures from Post Card Push Day:
Ft. Calhoun Chapter
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