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June 6, 2011: SEEKING THE LEADERSHIP OF THE VILLAGE OF CROTON BOARD
CrotonCIP requested that the Croton Village Board become more active in Indian Point issues and pass the IPSEC Resolution. The 1st request, made by Julie Woodward, essentially asked the Village to be more active in pressuring Entergy and the NRC to protect the health and property of village of residents, and listed 8 things they should consider doing as part of their mandate. View the statement in quickview.
June 5, 2011: 450 SIGNATURES ON Petition
During the Croton Summerfest, Croton CIP obtained over 450 signatures on the Petition to Close Indian Point. You can read the full petition, and download your own to get more signatures, here.
ALERT: STOLEN YARD SIGNS
In the last few days many of the "Close Indian Point" yard signs in Croton have been stolen. Police Reports have been filed. If this has happened to you, or does happen to you, please report it to the Police, and request a new sign from: firstname.lastname@example.org These replacement signs will be provided to you free, but if you would like to make a contribution, it would be greatly appreciated. The signs are having an impact -- let's keep it up.
Here's some things you can do RIGHT NOW:
Get yourself counted on SDIPN
Shut Down Indian Point Now is a Manhattan based group focused on our same message. They've created a website (SDIPN), with a link to their Facebook page (Shut Down Indian Point Now) and Twitter.
Some of us leave all this social networking to another generation of activists, but please stay with us for a moment:
The whole goal at this moment, from Riverkeeper, to Clearwater, to IPSEC, and everyone else, is to raise consiciousness and increase the numbers of people willing to speak up and out. To this end, we've created the "Facebook for Dummies instructions" below, which will help in two ways: raise the numbers on SDIPN and spread information. The first is essential — please at least do that one. The second is if you want to help even further.
But first: 3 things about Facebook.
(a) If you don't have a Facebook account, you can create one without your real name or real personal information. In other words, your Profile doesn't have to be true or accurate. It just gets you the ability to access what Facebook has to offer.
(b) You will be able to post relevant articles on SDIPN yourself.
(c) If you circulate these comments and/or instructions to your own friends, they too can go onto the site and help boost the numbers.
Without further ado, then: "Facebook for Dummies"
If you don't have a Facebook account, go here to make one. All you need is a name, gender and DOB (all real or fake, an email address and password.
Once inside your account, you can search for Shut Down Indian Point Now, or just press this link: Shut Down Indian Point Now. Then click on the little thumb icon that says "Like this." When you do that, the count in the left-hand column of "people who like this" will go up by one person: You!
Right now, they're hovering around 344 (as opposed to, for example, Helen Caldicott, who has over 4,000, and Best Buy with 3,000,000). We all want that number to be in the hundreds of thousands. Though it seems low for now, SDIPN claims they had close to 80,000 reads off this page since it was created a couple of months ago, even people in Japan.
Please do this — even if you don't intend ever to follow the content of this site or any other Facebook site in your life again.
If you want to participate more fully, you can post articles relevant to Indian Point on the site's "Wall." SDIPN can take down anything that is inappropriate, but they leave up everything of relevance.
Easy instructions for posting on the "Wall":
Enter what you want to say in the box where it says "Write something". For example:
Here's a great article on the June 2nd event. http://www.............com/
As soon as Facebook recognizes that http://...... URL, it will convert it immediately into a full-blown citation and link to that article, adding your text — Here's a great article on the June 2nd event. – just above it. (In fact: you don't even have to add your own text. The link on its own is okay.) It will also ask you to choose which thumbnail to use, or "no thumbnail" at all.Try out the ones they offer, make your selection, press SHARE, and you've just done a great service in educating the masses.
(Some of us who have avoided Facebook for years have found this extremely stress-free.)
SDIPN says some government people have already Tweeted, but for some of us, that all falls into the realm of neo-activism. So you're on your own for that one.
Please circulate these instructions to anyone you can think of. Remember: in today's world, it's the numbers.
Write the NRC
Urge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Improve Nuclear Plant Safety. Go to Union of Concerned Scientists and send a letter to the NRC today.
Sign Riverkeeper's petition to Pres. Obama
Tell Obama We Need Independent Review of Nuclear Safety at Indian Point & All Operating Reactors. Sign the Riverkeeper Petition.