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Jul072014

Chris Williams (VCAN, VYDA, NIRS) to speak in Chicago July 17th

From left to right, Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps, VYDA's Chris Williams, and VYDA's Jeanette Baer "frog marched" into a waiting "Paddy wagon" by Windham County Sheriff's deputies for the ride to Brattleboro City Jail, March 22, 2012.The following announcement comes from Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) Director, David Kraft. If you are near Chicago and can attend, please do, and bring folks with you! If not, but you know folks near Chicago, please send word to them!

"Greetings All --

NEIS would like to invite you and your organization/group to a special evening with activist/safe-energy advocated CHRIS WILLIAMS on Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 p.m. at Multi-Kulti Center in Chicago (see flier here and NEIS website -- www.neis.org -- for details). No charge, free-will offerings accepted. 

Chris has done community organizing on energy and consumer advocacy issues for decades. He's the 18-year former director of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana; and recently with his involvement with the Citizens Action Network of New England [Vermont Citizens Action Network, VCAN] and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service [NIRS, where he serves as Board Chair] in D.C. [as well as his involvement with Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, VYDA], has played an instrumental role in helping shut the old and unsafe Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vermont. His tool box comes fully equipped -- everything from community organizing to civil disobedience to NVDA [non-violent direct action]. 

He comes to us in Illinois -- the most nuclear-reliant state in the U.S. -- with a simple yet important message: You CAN and MUST shut nuclear reactors! This comes at an especially critical time, as Exelon Corporation launches its national campaign to gut renewable energy and subsidize old, unprofitable reactors.

Please make plans to attend this event, and inform people you know about it through your group's e-mail blasts, list serves, and by reproducing and distributing the flier [linked above]. Please RSVP if you can come. Thanks in advance! We hope to see you in Chicago on the 17th!

--Dave Kraft--"

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Dave/NEIS at: (773) 342-7650, or neis@neis.org.
Beyond Nuclear is proud to partner with Chris and Dave on this event. It's not the first time. As but two examples: the mass non-violent civil disobedience action against Entergy Nuclear's Vermont Yankee (see photo, above left), and the Beyond Nuclear/NEIS "Mountain of Radioactive Waste 70 Years High."