It's almost Give to the Max Day! Starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday, November 19, we'll be trying to raise a record number of gifts, large and small. Please tell your friends and ask them to make a gift to Beyond Nuclear tomorrow. Every gift counts, no matter how small. See our page and support Freeze our Fukushimas in the US; the brave mothers of Japan fighting to safeguard Fukushima's children; and our year-long work to replace nuclear power with safe, clean, renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation!
Representatives from Beyond Nuclear and NIRS delivered the Japan Concerned Mothers' petition to the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC in solidarity with them and the 6,000+ international signers asking for a halt to the incineration and mobilization of radioactive waste from Fukushima. In addition, a letter of concern was delivered signed by US citizens asking that Japan immediately halt the incineration of this radioactive waste to prevent further contamination of the United States from the Fukushima disaster. For more on the Japanese women's protest activities, see: www.oneworldnonukes.org.
A new poll by NHK shows that 70% of the Japanese public want to reduce or abolish nuclear power in the future. About 2,600 randomly selected adults were polled nationwide over 3 days through October 30th.
1,775 people responded. According to NHK, 24 percent of respondents said all nuclear power plants should be shut down and 42 percent said the number should be reduced. 23 percent said the existing facilities should be maintained and 2 percent said they want more nuclear plants.49 percent of respondents said they are very afraid of another nuclear accident and 37 percent are worried to a certain extent.
Wednesday, November 9 is a 24-hour fundraising day for non-profits in the greater Washington, DC area and Beyond Nuclear is participating. Give to the Max Day is your chance not only to give to Beyond Nuclear, but to ask your friends and colleagues to give, too. There will be prizes for the most donors - even for small non-profits. Help us to win! We've set a $3,000 target for the day. Please help us beat it!
Here's the website - http://give2max.razoo.com/story/Beyondnuclear-Give but you can ONLY give on November 9th. We'll be posting reminders!