The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, Citizens Awareness Network, Shut It Down Affinity Group, and Safe and Green Campaign have issued the following call to action:
"Greetings Friends - We're pleased to be holding a CLOSE IT DOWN! ACTION CAMP at Wheelock Mountain Farm on the evening of Friday, Sept. 9th and all day Saturday Sept. 10th.
The focus of the Action Camp will be to develop and prepare a response to any effort to keep Vermont Yankee operating beyond the end of it's Vermont license in March of next year.
You are all invited to help strategize, organize and realize a campaign to ensure that Vermont's democratic process, it's laws and the people's will be respected. I've attached a poster for distribution, and would very much appreciate your help in getting these up and the word out.
Below is a portion of a Call To Action by members of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance, the Citizen's Awareness Network, the Shut it Down Affinity Group and the Safe and Green Campaign co-sponsors the Action Camp. Please let me know how you'd like to be involved.
Wheelock Mountain Farm
Greensboro Bend, VT
member of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance
We, the people, cannot allow a mega-corporation like Entergy to subvert democracy and continue irradiating our region while adding to the tons of high level nuclear waste stored high above the banks of the Connecticut River. The people of this region - by means of petitions, letters, public hearings as well as demonstrations, and votes by the Vermont legislature and annual town meetings - have long and repeatedly expressed their will to close Vermont Yankee and replace its power with safe, renewable alternatives.
Many nations - including Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan - are taking action to halt the continued use of nuclear power. Vermont has done the same.
Entergy is determined to keep the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant operating. In a last ditch effort, Entergy is suing in federal court to prevent the sovereign will of Vermont from prevailing in the shutdown of Vermont Yankee. If the courts rule against Vermont or if Entergy defies Vermont law we must take action for the sake of our lives, democracy, future generations, and the environment.
PLEASE JOIN US! In a People's Campaign to Close Vermont Yankee." The coalition also put out a poster.
A second -- and earlier -- call to action has also been announced, for an organizational meeting in Norwich, VT on August 28th:
A CALL TO JOIN THE ORGANIZING OF A REGIONAL CAMPAIGN OF NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TO SHUT DOWN VERMONT YANKEE, Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, Norwich, VT. A People's Campaign to Close Vermont Yankee. Signed by: Randy Kehler, Bob Bady, Nancy Braus for Safe and Green Campaign; Debra Stoleroff, Chris Williams, Robin Cappuccino, David Detmold for the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance; Deb Katz and Chris Williams for VT Citizens Awareness Network; Hattie Nestel for the Shut it Down Affinity Group. Registration and more information link: http://www.clamshellalliance.org/action/?p=196
VYDA: CANCELLED - Aug 28 Mtg Organizing mt of NVDA Campaign [apparently due to severe weather assoicated with Hurricane Irene]
CANCELLED: Sunday, August 28 meeting for those interested in helping to organize a regional non-violent direct action campaign to shut down Vermont Yankee on time
RESCHEDULE DATE: TBA
- Debra Stoleroff, VYDA