#CANRallyDC call drive

A Congressional briefing on nuclear power is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20th, 2012, from 2 – 4 pm, in the Cannon Building, Room 121.

CALL DRIVE—EVERY MONDAY FROM AUG 13-SEPT 17

Look up your representatives’ phone numbers here.  Or, CALL YOUR REPS via the US Capitol Switchboard #202-224-3121. They will connect you with the correct office after you give them your zip code.

Do your part Call & Share!! The more calls today, the greater the impact!

Two scripts follow:

  1. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME CALLING
  2. IF YOU CALLED LAST WEEK

IF YOU CALLED LAST WEEK

Hello ___(Aide’s name)___,

My name is _________, I am a constituent of Rep ___________.

I called last Monday and I’m calling now to follow up to see if Congressman/Congresswoman ________________ is planning on attending the briefing on nuclear dangers scheduled for Sept 20th from 2 – 4 pm in the Cannon Building, Room 121. As a constituent, I would really appreciate it if he/she would attend. It is an extremely important issue. Is Congressperson _________________ attending?

If he/she says yes, let us know.

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IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME CALLING

Follow the script below or say what it is you want to say.

Hello ___(Aide’s name)___,

My name is ___, I am a constituent of Rep ___________.

I am calling because of my concerns over the dangers of nuclear power in our country. In Japan, the ongoing disaster includes three core meltdowns, hydrogen gas explosions, and the venting of radiation-contaminated steam. The Japanese nuclear industry had assured everyone that something like this could never happen. Our nuclear industry tells our citizens the same thing.

Japanese people, including children, are sick. Many families have moved out of the area or even left the country because they know the contamination in the water, air, soil, and food supply is harmful to them. The nuclear disaster also devastated the local economy.

Nuclear power clearly has the power to destroy lives and economies. Would we want the same thing for our children and our economy? It could happen if we don’t start paying close attention to this potentially dangerous industry with aging power plants.

A briefing on nuclear dangers in our country will be held on Capitol Hill, on Thurs, Sept. 20th, from 2 – 4 pm in the Cannon Building, Room 121. Rep Dennis Kucinich (ku-sin-itch) has sponsored the event and will attend. I would really appreciate if (name of Rep you are calling) ______________ or at least a senior staff member would join Rep. Kucinich (ku-sin-itch) at this important event. The information provided at this briefing will help (name of Rep) __________make decisions that protect the safety of (his/her) constituents.

If he/she says yes, let us know.

END OF SCRIPTS

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DETAILS OF THE CALL DRIVE—EVERY MONDAY FROM AUG 13-SEPT 17, the last Monday before the Nuke Free Rally in Washington D.C.

We all have a unique opportunity to shift the thinking of Members of Congress about nuclear power. Currently the leaders in Washington are influenced in their thinking primarily by the lobbyists for the nuclear industry. With your help, this unbalanced view can be changed on Sept. 20, 2012.

On that day, there will be a briefing on Capitol Hill regarding the concerns about nuclear dangers. Rep Dennis Kucinich (ku-sin-itch) has sponsored the event and will attend. The success of this briefing depends on how many other Members of Congress–or at least senior staffers—attend. That’s where you come in.

As we all know, when it comes to grabbing the attention of the leaders of our country, numbers matter. If the members of our respective communities join together to stress the importance of this briefing, our representatives will be more likely to attend.

This joint effort across all our communities is part of the overall effort to break the stranglehold that special interest lobbyists have on Washington, D.C. We need to put power back in the hands of the people. Your voice will help ensure the success of this effort.

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