May 1983 letter concerning the anti-Shoreham (anti-nuclear) movement on Long Island

February 27, 2009 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Please see the letter in text underneath the photo. The PeaceSmiths, Inc. archives hold an incredible amount of books, fliers, buttons, and even props about the anti-nuclear struggle in Long Island. One particularly interesting piece is a handmade, styrofoam game with a model of a reactor core. Sorting and supporting the archives is one of PeaceSmiths, Inc. current projects. To make a financial contribution, please see our mailing address on the membership page. To help, please contact Kimberly, the Chair of the Archives Committee at (631) 798-0778 or peacesmiths at yahoo dot com.

May 1983 Anti-Shoreham nuclear power plant letter

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The May 1983 letter in text:

PeaceSmith House
a community center for education & activity on behalf of social and economic justice in a world at peace.
90 Pennsylvania Avenue, Massapequa 11758 * 798-0778
[PeaceSmith House was the organization Susan Blake worked with before the creation of PeaceSmiths, Inc.]
May 16, 1983

Dear Friend,

You are one of 250 people who have contributed to the anti-Shoreham, Long Islanders Say No (LISN) Ad effort, which has included 16 months and 20,000 flyers. To date we have raised approx. $2,000. dollars, which is about half way to our goal of raising enough money to run a full page ad in Newsday. (A letter writing campaign to Newsday’s Ad Manager was followed by Newsday granting a favorable non-profit rate for this ad.)

We would like to run the LISN Ad soon, to increase the focus of public attention on Shoreham, for such anticipated events as Suffolk County’s court battle over evacuation planning, the June 4th Stop Shoreham Campaign Demonstration, fuel loading at Shoreham by Lilco planned for this fall, or the 5% low power testing at Shoreham happening soon afterwards. In order to do this, at the right moment, we must have the entire amount of money in hand to go to Newsday. We think this is possible within the next few weeks.

To make this happen, we need your help, which is why we are sending this letter at this time. The more people that are circulating the LISN flyer, the sooner we will be ready to run the ad. If all of us renew our efforts to get additional contributions, this task will be accomplished with ease in a very short order. That is why we are enclosing additional copies of the LISN flyer. Please urge your friends, co-workers and neighbors to help sponsor the ad with a tax-deductible donation.

If you have contributed to the ad and would like to renew your support or change your status, ie:

1- Make an additional contribution in your name.
2-Include a family member as a contributor and a sponsor of the ad. (Remember coupon signature and check.)
3- Have your organization listed as a sponsor.
4- Cancel your status as a listed sponsor (because of text revisions, or other reason.)

…then please use one of the coupons on the flyers enclosed. We emphasize that the coupon is a legal release necessary for your name to be printed in Newsday along with the ad. Please make sure the coupons are filled out properly.

Although the battle for safe affordable energy on Long Island has not been won, the momentum does seem to have shifted, the pressure MUST BE KEPT UP! (Lilco’s full page ad series on Shoreham is currently running in Newsday as Lilco continues to try to by-pass the County and State regarding the emergency planning issue.)

Ways you can keep the pressure up include:

-Support the LISN Ad of course, (suggested improvements welcome.)
-Nassau Co. – Pressure Co. Exec. Francis PUrcell to reverse his Shoreham position. [Address and phone in Mineola]
-Suffolk Co. – Express your support for Co. Exec. Cohalan and the lesislature. [Address and phone in Hauppauge]
-All L.I. – Call and write Gov. Cuomo, your State and Federal representatives about Shoreham. [Governor address and phone]
-Help promote the Shoreham vigil and June 4-5 demos (brochure enclosed).
-Call for speakers, literature or help organizing educational events.

Yours in the struggle,
For LISN,
John xxx, Ken xxx, Susan Blake

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