If you believe that nuclear energy is an increasingly vital part of the energy mix we will need for our future; if you believe that American nuclear power plants should use American produced uranium to fuel them; if you support creating more good, well paying jobs right here at home instead of elsewhere in the world; if you believe that the more energy independent America is, the better our security will be, then we invite you to voice your opinions to your congressman or congresswoman as well as the senators from your state.
Here's how to go about voicing your opinion to your congressman or congresswoman and your senators:
It is always best to send your opinions to the congressman or congresswoman that represents your congressional district as well as the senators from your state. Your vote helps keep them in office, therefore, your opinion carries more weight. Sending the same message to every member of congress may get some attention but probably not much consideration.
It's best to keep your letter or email straightforward and to the point. The letters and emails that are most effective are courteous, to the point and include specific examples. You should only express your opinion about this single issue. A three paragraph letter or email works best.
• Tell them why you are writing
and who you are. List any "credentials" you may have, for example, your
participation in any local organizations. If you want a response from them,
you need to include your name and complete contact information (mailing
address, phone number with area code and email address), even if you send
• Don't be emotional. Be respectful and provide details and specific information about how this issue directly affects you and others in your community.
• Close by requesting the action you want taken such as a vote against a piece of legislation or a change in government policy.
Here are some points you may want to include and/or reference in your message:
• Your opposition to House
Resolution (HR) 855, also known as "the Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection
Act" which proposes to forever close 1.1 million acres of public lands
in Northern Arizona to any and all uranium exploration and mining.
• Your support for nuclear energy as a safe, clean and efficient source of electricity that can greatly reduce carbon emissions.
• The need for the United States to become as self reliant as possible in uranium which is the fuel used by nuclear power plants.
• Northern Arizona contains some of the richest uranium deposits in the United States. See what's at stake for specific information about the potential amount of electricity just the uranium deposits in Northern Arizona could generate.
• The economic benefits uranium mining can provide, including good paying American jobs as well as local, state and federal tax revenues that are desperately needed.
• You may want to review the resolutions, letters and testimonies already written by government officials, geologists and activists for more ideas to include in your letter or email.