DC Days 2017
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's 29th annual DC Days will take place from May 21-24, 2017. Scores of activists, from newcomers to experienced hands, will participate in meetings with congressional and executive branch offices.
In addition to key Senate and House offices that ANA members, as constituents, can uniquely access, we will also meet with key Armed Services and Appropriations Committees as well as the Government Accountability Office and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Executive branch meetings will include the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget, often with senior leadership.
DC Days also includes issue education, advocacy training, and networking with activists from around the country. A key feature of DC Days is our Capitol Hill Reception honoring leaders advancing ANA’s work seeking a nuclear-free future that safeguards our communities and environment.
This year, the new Congress and new Administration especially need to hear from many of us as we seek a nuclear-free future that safeguards our communities and our environment.
Please join us for DC Days 2017. Online registration is available here.
Trillion Dollar Trainwreck
For its 28th Annual DC Days in April 2016, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability published a report entitled Trillion Dollar Trainwreck. The report highlights Life Extension Programs, proposed new production facilities, and other projects at Department of Energy (DOE) sites. Most of them are completely unnecessary for national security. All of them are mismanaged, behind schedule, and wildly over budget. Download a pdf of the report. A new report will be published prior to the 2017 DC Days in May 2017.
Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CAREs in Livermore, CA, and co-author of the report, spoke about Trillion Dollar Trainwreck on Democracy Now on April 13. The two videos of her appearance are below.
We work to oppose our massive nuclear weapons complex. This expensive and dangerous choice is something we can change.