DC Days 2016
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability's 28th Annual DC Days took place from April 18-20, 2016. Over 60 activists, from newcomers to experienced hands, will hold over 80 meetings with congressional and executive branch offices. In addition to key Senate and House offices that ANA members - as constituents - can uniquely access, the Alliance targeted the key Armed Services and Appropriations Committees and the congressionally-chartered Government Accountability Office and Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Executive branch meetings included the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the State Department, the EPA, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget, often with their senior leadership.
On April 19, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability hosted an awards reception on the top floor of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. ANA honored the following individuals for their contributions to ANA's mission and specific goals:
- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
- Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
- Chuck Montano (whistleblower from Los Alamos National Laboratory)
- Kay Cumbow (activist and organizer against nuclear waste in the Great Lakes region)
- Rick Wayman (Director of Programs at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)