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The goal of grassroots initiatives is to make certain that ANS is publicly recognized as a credible source of nuclear science and technology information. The Outreach program cultivates the current base of ANS membership in order to produce meaningful relationships with policy makers, opinion shapers and the general public.

When ANS members interact with their local leaders, neighbors, or children's teachers, they can make a lasting impact and help the public understand how nuclear keeps the lights on, offers better healthcare and improves our daily lives.

As a professional in the field, you can take advantage of your technical expertise to educate policy makers, opinion shapers, and the general public when issues that relate to your industry arise.

YOU can take advantage of current events to inform and teach - to serve as a facilitator for information about:

  • The value of research reactors and university programs.
  • The important role that nuclear power plays in supplying electricity and to help citizens understand why that role must continue and expand.
  • The necessity of developing and implementing the next generation of nuclear reactors.
  • The realities of radioactive waste, its transport, and storage.
  • The benefical uses of radioisotopes in medicine and industry.

During the month of August, ANS encourages its members to offer Members of Congress technical expertise and support for the many beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology.

Nuclear professionals can meet with legislators in their district offices and attend scheduled town hall meetings sponsored by your legislators. If you do attend a town hall meeting or schedule a meeting with your members of Congress please let ANS know by completing the online report.

Last updated July 16, 2014, 11:45am CDT.

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