From the desk of Marylia Kelley…

We are thankful
This week we pause to honor families, friends and the harvest celebrations of cultures worldwide. It’s also a time of reflection, and here at Tri-Valley CAREs our thoughts turn to you and to all those who make our programs possible. Thank you!DONATE

Working together, we resist – and overcome – dangerous US nuclear weapons programs. With your partnership, we are making progress toward a more peaceful, just and nuclear-free world. And, on January 22, 2022 we invite you to celebrate with us the first anniversary of the entry into force of the international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Together we watchdog the Livermore Lab, one of two locations that designs every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. stockpile. We are changing operations at the Lab. We have stopped open-air blasts to test new warhead designs – and we have prevented these larger tests since the Lab announced its plan to conduct them in 2017.

Together we safeguard worker and community health and the environment. We assist Livermore Lab workers made ill by on the job exposures to get compensation. We scrutinize the Lab’s hazardous waste permits to increase safety. We involve the public in Superfund cleanup decisions to ensure that contaminated land and water are cleaned up to the communities’ standards, not the polluters.

I hope that you feel pride in these successes. Your support has enabled them. It’s a true team effort at Tri-Valley CAREs.

And, together, we are winning. Not every single struggle to be sure (at least not yet), but we are winning so, so many of them. It gives me great hope to watch our collective efforts succeed. I trust you feel heartened too!

I also want to alert you to an event on November 30th
It’s “Giving Tuesday.” This is a rising movement – setting aside a special day annually for people to support the common good by contributing to worthy non-profits. By participating in Giving Tuesday on November 30, you will be part of a global movement with activity happening in almost every country across the world.

Please consider Tri-Valley CAREs among the worthy non-profits you cherish on this special day. I invite you to make a generous, tax-deductible donation to support our ongoing work on this Giving Tuesday.

CLICK HERE to donate online using either PayPal or Network for Good. You may choose to offer a one-time donation or become a monthly sustainer in any amount. Or, if you prefer, send your gift by check to: Tri-Valley CAREs, 4049 1st Street, Suite 243, Livermore, CA 94551.

Profound thanks
And, from all of us at Tri-Valley CAREs, we wish for you good health and blessings during this time of ongoing struggle, yes, and also of harvest, gratitude, and joy.

Peace, love and a healthy environment,
Marylia Kelley, Executive Director;
Scott Yundt, Staff Attorney;
Raiza Marciscano-Bettis, Bilingual Community Organizer; and,
Our Board of Directors (Mary Perner, Loulena Miles, Gail Rieger, Inga Olson, Tony Green, Kala Hunter, Pam Richard, Lukas Wojtaszek, Ann Seitz, and Judith Flanagan)