Event Recap: Nuclear Advocacy 101

On April 27, Nuclear Matters hosted a webinar for both new and experienced advocates to learn how to best advance carbon-free nuclear energy during a critical midterm election year.      

John Kotek, the Nuclear Matters President and Senior Vice President of Policy Development and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute, joined our session to discuss the nuclear-powered progress occurring at both the federal and state levels. From the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act last year supporting the existing nuclear fleet, to states encouraging the development of advanced nuclear energy and lifting bans on new nuclear energy development, we need your help to keep up the momentum in 2022 and beyond. 

In case you missed the event, here are a few ways you can drive nuclear energy policy forward:

  • Stay informed by signing up for Nuclear Matters’ newsletters and attending our events. By knowing the latest developments, you’ll be ready to take action when the time comes.
  • Stop by our new Civic Action Center to check your voter registration, learn about the candidates on your ballot and find election information for where you live to make your midterm vote count.
  • Encourage others to join the cause. You can share resources like the Civic Action Center, Nuclear Matters social media posts, newsletters and event invitations to educate others on why we need safe, reliable and carbon-free nuclear energy to power our communities.
  • Add a personal touch to outreach by sharing your own advocacy story explaining what nuclear energy means to you and your loved ones. Combining the facts about nuclear energy with your own perspective is often one of the keys to changing hearts and minds.
  • Go above and beyond by writing a letter-to-the-editor or op-ed for your local newspaper, contacting your legislators to let them know you support carbon-free nuclear energy or testifying at a public meeting. Find more details on how to take one (or more) of these steps here.

If you couldn’t be there, you can check out our presentation PDF here. Make sure you’re signed up for Nuclear Matters to receive invites for future events and the latest nuclear energy news. Thank you for your continued support to help build our clean energy future by advocating for America’s largest source of carbon-free energy!