A lot of people have shown interest in getting involved with Government Outreach! We’re working on a number of initiatives including:
• Post Card Push Day
• Partnership with Nuclear Matters
• Call Script for chapters to call their congressmen
• Drafts of letters chapters can customize and send to their congressmen
• Guidance on how chapters can plan a Hill Day
Look for these later this year!
Post Card Push Day
CALLING ALL CHAPTERS!!!
Want to make an impact with your state and local government with minimal effort and cost?
Participate in NAYGN’s fourth annual Post Card Push Day!
NAYGN’s Govt. Outreach Committee will send local chapters the below post card for your chapters members to fill out and drop in the mail on October 11th. Postage and post card costs are covered by the national NAYGN Chapter so it couldn’t get any easier! Legislators will receive a mass flooding of post cards during National Nuclear Science week (October 15-19) to raise awareness about the benefits of nuclear power.
Email email@example.com with the number of postcards for your chapter and a mailing address by September 21. Instructions for Post Card Push Day can be found here.
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!
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
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.
If your chapter would like to send a letter to newly elected representatives, NAYGN can help! These files are letter templates that inform representatives of NAYGN’s mission and encourages them to support nuclear energy. Each template is customized to a political party and focuses on issues important to that party. These templates can be modified as needed to support your chapter’s needs!
Thank you Dominion-Innsbrook for all your work in putting these templates together!
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.