Dr. Robert Gould’s Testimony on the Clean Power Plan

March 9, 2018

Dr. Robert Gould Testifies for the Clean Power Plan On February 28th, Dr. Robert Gould testified in favor of the Clean Power Plan at an EPA listening session in San Francisco. His testimony is below. Good morning. I’m Dr. Robert Gould. After working as a Pathologist for over 30 years at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose,…

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California Legislators Accepting NRA Support

March 7, 2018

Take Action! Call California congress people who receive funding from the NRA. Ask your friends or colleagues who live in their districts to do the same. Tell them to stop accepting contributions from the organization that advocates for looser gun controls and blocks all progress in making our streets and schools safer from gun violence….

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Legislative Update – 2017

November 30, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area PSR Roster of state bills supported/opposed in 2017 SUPPORT  Worker and consumer right-to-know  SB 258 (Lara) Cleaning product ingredient labeling. Status: Passed Senate. Passed Assembly. This bill would require a manufacturer of a cleaning product manufactured red or sold in the state to disclose ingredients contained in cleaning products and certain…

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Legislative Spotlight: Bills Supported and Opposed by SF Bay Area PSR in 2017

August 2, 2017

SF Bay Area PSR has been busy in Sacramento, advocating on a wide range of state bills this year that support healthy people and a healthy environment, including those improving worker and consumer right-to-know laws, health policy and gun violence. SUPPORT Worker and consumer right-to-know SB 258 (Lara) Cleaning product ingredient labeling. Status: Passed Senate. Passed…

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Dangers of Chlorpyrifos to Farmworkers and Their Communities Made Clear—Time to Ban It!

June 6, 2017

Recently SF Bay PSR asked your help to convince Governor Jerry Brown to fully ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos.  It presents an immediate danger—chlorpyrifos recently poisoned a number of farmworkers in the Central Valley, which underscores why it’s crucial to keep the heat on the governor to ban this dangerous chemical.  As reported by Mother Jones, more than 50…

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Trump’s Global Gag Rule Endangers Women’s Lives

March 10, 2017

by Catherine Porter, JD On January 25, by signing an executive order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR), President Donald Trump and his administration declared war on women’s bodies around the world as well on a doctor’s duty to provide information to patients on the full range of treatment options in certain medical situations. Trump’s…

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The 2016 Legislative Session and the State Ballot: There is Some Good News!

December 2, 2016

The 2016 California state legislative session came to a close on November 30.  SF Bay Area PSR supported approximately 22 bills to protect human health and environment (see list below) that ranged from “No coal in Oakland” through reduction of climate change emissions,  and stronger firearms and ammunition controls to reduce gun injuries and deaths. Senator…

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Gun Control Policy: A Mixed Bag in Sacramento in 2016

September 29, 2016

Almost 3,000 Californians die every year by gun violence aimed at others or through suicide. It’s estimated that as many as twice that number suffer non-fatal injuries by firearms.[i]  Members in San Francisco Bay Area PSR and in PSR nationwide work in hospital emergency rooms and treat all too many of these victims of senseless…

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