Tell Berkeley City Council vote YES on Anti-Nuclear Resolution Shut Diablo Canyon & San Onofre Nuclear Reactors

Berkeley’s City Council (BCC) has rescheduled a vote on the anti-nuclear resolution before it for June 19th.  Rather than the short  notice we had prior to 5/29 there is now more time to get people out for this important vote.  Please email Berkeley City Council members — even if you don’t live in Berkeley. Call them too if you are in Berkeley. It takes less than a minute to send a message directly from this page. (See below.)  Though Berkeley is a Nuclear Free Zone, this is a surprisingly controversial vote for the Council because one of its Members, a scientist who has been affiliated with Lawrence Labs and known to sign his correspondence, “Radioactive and Proud,” has been speaking out in the press against Berkeley’s Nuclear Free Zone provisions. Please help spread the word. The Action Alert is here: http://www.nuclearfreecal.org/nfcnet/2012/05/alertberkeley/

June 19th, 2012:
Berkeley Rally

for a

Nuclear Free California!!!

Tell Berkeley City Council vote YES on

 Anti-Nuclear Resolution

Shut Diablo Canyon & San Onofre Nuclear Reactors

Invest in Safe, Clean Renewables

 

6PM Rally on City Hall Steps
2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
7PM Berkeley City Council Meeting 
hears Anti-Nuclear Resolution
(Exact time of agenda item is unknown)
Bring signs!
Attention Nuclear Free California members & supporters:
Please Email City Council Members! Yes, you! 
You don’t have to live in Berkeley to do this. It takes less than a minute to send a message from our site. Do it!
Every time a legislative body takes an anti-nuclear position, it helps the movement to stop nukes. Contrary to common belief, many legislators don’t only care about their constituents but seek to keep up with progress elsewhere in order to attract new residents, businesses, and contracts. Plus many politicians have greater aspirations so look beyond their current jurisdiction.
Forward this email and distribute the Berkeley City Council Action Alert as widely as possible.
Remember, this is not just about Berkeley: The more legislative bodies pass such resolutions, the easier it is for others to do likewise. 
Post the Action Alert page on your Facebook Wall/s with a Status Update:
Be sure to add a comment in your Status Update about how important it is no matter where one lives and say it takes under a minute. Links on your Wall gets many more clicks if there is a Status Update explaining their significance and urging action. Better still, say, “Please repost!” A sample Status Update is on the Alert.
Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! 
See sample tweet with hashtags on Action Alert.
Berkeley residents: Call City Council Members (Numbers are on Action Alert)
Northern Californians: 

Please come to Berkeley on June 19th!!!

Print Rally flyer to distribute and announce at events (and poster in Berkeley if you can). Flyer is on Action Alert page.

The Berkeley Anti-Nuclear Resolution is the brainchild of Peace & Justice Commissioner Bob Meola, who was arrested protesting Diablo Canyon in 1978. Bob fought to get stronger wording through for over a year, meeting with much opposition. The Commission finally unanimously agreed to recommend asking Jerry Brown to stop the relicensing of California’s nuclear plants when they come up for renewal, a more moderate request than has been passed by a number of largely Republican City Councils in Southern California. If you support immediate closure, tell the Council and urge an even stronger resolution.
Berkeley Anti-Nuclear Resolution Action Alert is here:  http://www.nuclearfreecal.org/nfcnet/2012/05/alertberkeley/
Berkeley Anti-Nuclear Resolution Summary 
(Full version on Action Alert page)
  1. Petitioning Governor Brown to direct the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to decommission Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear power plants and to initiate renewable power generation;
  2. Calling upon Governor Brown to exercise his powers to direct the PUC to call for replacing aging reactors with clean and renewable energy generation by the end of the current licenses of California’s nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and at San Onofre;
  3. Urging President Barack Obama and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reverse their support of nuclear power, stop loan guarantees to the nuclear energy industry, shut down nuclear facilities operating in seismically active areas of the U.S., establish a moratorium on building new nuclear reactors and investing in clean, renewable energy, and
  4. Insisting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission withhold license renewal for Diablo Canyon and San Onofre Nuclear Power plants until seismic issues and offsite permanent storage are resolved.

Roger Herried

Abalone Alliance Clearinghouse archivist
Energy Net

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One Response to Tell Berkeley City Council vote YES on Anti-Nuclear Resolution Shut Diablo Canyon & San Onofre Nuclear Reactors

  1. Nuclear Free California! We could bring the Uranium Film Festival to California!
    But first you are invitated to come to Rio de Janeiro.
    The Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro starts in 3 weeks, 28th June 2012 in Rio de Janeiros Museum of Modern Art Cinema, MAM. More than 50 films about nuclear power, Chernobyl, Fukushima and radioactive risks: http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

    Contact: info@uraniumfilmfestival.org

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