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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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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Progress in Paris, but So Far To Go

December 31, 2015

Like many of you, we at SF Bay Area PSR eagerly awaited the announcements of agreement at the latest climate change talks in Paris. We knew that representatives of PSR were there and would be working for the most substantive agreement possible. When the agreement was finally announced, it became clear that some positive steps…

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The Power of Acceptance and Peace, with an Eye toward Syria

December 31, 2015

One of the hallmark values of Physicians for Social Responsibility is that, as health care providers, we take our values of health and healing, and apply them globally. We look at the planet, at our air, water and soil, and work to make it vibrant. We look at our nation’s policies, and work to make…

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SF Bay Area PSR Hosts an Evening with Sandra Steingraber: California Fracking and Health

September 29, 2015

Reminder: Earlier this month, we were thrilled to invite our supporters and members of SF Bay Area PSR to an evening with acclaimed ecologist, activist, and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD. Please plan to join us! Dr. Steingraber will be speaking about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. We’re honored…

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Supper Salon with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

April 23, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR Supper Salon With Dr. Jeff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Gundersen Health System Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:30-9pm At the home of SF Bay Area PSR Board member Dr. Tom Hall and Liz McLoughlin Address will be sent upon RSVP. RSVP here Please save the date and join your fellow SF…

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Involving Physicians & Nurses in Climate Action

November 13, 2013

November 20th 1-4pm Sierra Hearing Room, Cal/EPA 1001 I St., Sacramento or click here to learn about webcast option. This panel is part of California’s Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup quarterly meeting. Speakers will discuss what clinicians are learning about climate change and health and how they can be leaders in catalyzing efforts to…

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Summer Heat Richmond

August 29, 2013

By Dr. Jeff Ritterman, Vice President, SF Bay Area PSR On August 3rd, an upbeat crowd of more than 2,000 people marched to the Chevron refinery in Richmond for “Summer Heat,” the Bay Area’s largest climate action this summer.  Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President, and I led a delegation of members under…

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