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A Week of Earth Day Events

Clean Power Now! No New Nuclear Reactors! Let Us Together Speak Truth to Power! Please come join these important Earth Day events. Your presence, even at just one event, can help these events be a success. These reactors will be built unless we take action. In honor of Earth Day, please give one day to help this campaign WIN!

Thursday, April 21
11:30 a.m. - “Come Clean, Dominion!�
Rally and Press Conference
Dominion Headquarters
7th and Cary Street, Downtown Richmond

Dominion is fleecing Virginia consumers through its excess profits that came as part of “deregulation� of electric utilities and by receiving taxpayer money to finance its new nuclear reactors.

It’s time to tell Dominion to “Come Clean!� No more excessive profits and no more dirty energy! We will be assembling at 11:30 (putting up banners and signs) The press is invited at 12:00 noon. This event is being coordinated by The Sierra Club (along with PACE and Public Citizen).

Friday, April 22
8:30 a.m. - Protest at Dominion Shareholders’ Meeting

Sunday, April 24
2:00–4:00 p.m. - Reception and Talk at the Opening of the Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

Gabriela Bulisova, the photographer, and her husband, Kevin Kamps, from the Nuclear Information Resource Service, will be speaking about the exhibit and what we must do to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening again. The gallery will be open to the public Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. April 24th through May 6th.

Tuesday, April 26
(The anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl)
7:00 p.m. - Film: “Chernobyl Heart�

This is a very powerful film that has been shown at the U.N. and which has won an Oscar for its portrayal of the effects of the disaster on local residents. The film will be shown at the Sierra Club Headquarters, 6 North 6th Street, Suite 102, in Richmond (Downtown between Franklin and Main Streets).
Clean Power Now! No New Nuclear Reactors!
Let Us Together Speak Truth to Power!

Please Come Join These Important Earth Day Events!

~~ April 21, 22, 24, and 26 ~~

Your presence, even at just one event, can help these events be a success!

These reactors will be built unless we take action!

In honor of Earth Day, please give one day to help this campaign WIN!

(For more, call (434) 296-3442 or email peoplesalliance (at) yahoo.com)

Thursday, April 21
11:30 a.m.
“Come Clean, Dominion!�
Rally and Press Conference
Dominion Headquarters
7th and Cary Street, Downtown Richmond

Dominion is fleecing Virginia consumers through its excess profits that came as part of “deregulation� of electric utilities and by receiving taxpayer money to finance its new nuclear reactors.

It’s time to tell Dominion to “Come Clean!� No more excessive profits and no more dirty energy!

We will be assembling at 11:30 (putting up banners and signs) The press is invited at 12:00 noon.

This event is being coordinated by The Sierra Club (along with PACE and Public Citizen).

Please see below for directions.

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Friday, April 22
8:30 a.m.
Protest at Dominion Shareholders’ Meeting

Corner of Broad St. (250 East) and Dominion Drive (at Innsbrook)

From I-64, take Exit 178-B (toward Innsbrook and 250 East)

For more info, please contact Elena (434-296-2494 elenaday (at) aol.com) or Jennifer 434-295-1388 .

We have some signs, but if you can bring one, all the better! ** Directions are below**

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Sunday, April 24
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Reception and Talk
at the Opening of the Chernobyl Photo Exhibit

Gabriela Bulisova, the photographer, and her husband, Kevin Kamps, from the Nuclear Information Resource Service, will be speaking about the exhibit and what we must do to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening again.

For more information, contact Shiloh at 804-565-4950 or shiloh.smith (at) sierraclub.org

The gallery will be open to the public Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. April 24th through May 6th.

Location: The Sierra Club Headquarters, 6 North 6th Street, Suite 102, Downtown Richmond (between Franklin and Main) Directions are below.


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Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m.
(The anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl)
Film: “Chernobyl Heart�

This is a very powerful film that has been shown at the U.N. and which has won an Oscar for its portrayal of the effects of the disaster on local residents. For more info on the film, see:

www.hbo.com/docs/programs/chernobylheart/ and

www.chernobyl-international.org_heart_html

The film will be shown at the Sierra Club Headquarters, 6 North 6th Street, Suite 102, in Richmond (Downtown between Franklin and Main Streets)

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Directions to each of the events

(The directions are from Cville, but they can help to give a general idea of the location for folks from other areas:

*Directions to the April 21st event at Dominion’s Headquarters in downtown Richmond at 7th and Cary Streets (travel time: 1 ½ hr)

1. Take I-64 EAST - go 65.2 mi
2. Take exit #76B – go .1 mi (toward US-301/BELVIDERE ST )
3. Turn Left on W. LEIGH ST - go .1 mi
4. Turn Right on BELVIDERE ST [US-1] - go .6 mi
5. Turn Left on CARY ST [VA-147] - go .7 mi
6. Arrive at 7th ST, at E CARY ST, RICHMOND

**Directions to the April 22 Protest at the Shareholders’ Meeting:

www.innsbrook.com/global/directions.html

(good map of the Exit 178-B off of I-64 and the area around it) (only use the map, not the directions!

Please use these directions, below:

Directions from Cville (1 hour from Cville):
Take I-64 East
Exit at 178-B
(which will put you on 250 East which is the same as Broad)
Turn left onto Dominion Blvd, and park as close to that corner as you can

**For those holding banners or signs**:

The corner of Broad and Dominion is the best place for the signs to be seen.

(Over 500 people are expected and seating for the meeting opens at 8:30 a.m.

So, if people are there holding signs from 8:30 to 9:30, that will be how to catch the highest number of people.

*** Directions to the April 24th Photo Exhibit and the April 26th Film:

From I-64 East (travel time: an hour and a half from Cville)

Take Exit 75 onto North #3rd St. – go .8 mile

Turn Left onto East Franklin Street – go .2 mile

Turn Right on North 6th Street – go .1 mil

Arrive at 6 North 6th Street on the right.

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Looking Forward to Seeing You There!

Here's to Stopping the Proposed New Nuclear Reactors and Working Together for Clean, Safe Energy!