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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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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SF Bay Area PSR joins rally in Sacramento calling for Better Protection of School Children from Harmful Pesticides

July 30, 2016

by Catherine Porter, JD San Francisco Bay Area PSR joined farming community members and other health advocates in a rally outside the headquarters of the California Environmental Protection (CalEPA) and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) organized by the coalition Californians for Pesticide Reform. We gathered to demand the release of long-awaited new protections for…

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SF Bay Area PSR Furthers Legislator Education in Sacramento

March 28, 2016

On March 9, Dr. Bob Gould, San Francisco Bay Area PSR’s president, and Catherine Porter, policy consultant, walked the halls of the state Capitol and visited offices to educate legislators and staff on SF PSR’s work in furthering policies that advance human health and the health of the environment. Topics ranged from global warming through gun…

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PSR in New England Journal of Medicine, followed by Important Statements and Victory!

November 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that was authored by PSR Board Member (and current International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)Co-President Dr. Ira Helfand, and PSR co-founder Dr. Victor Sidel. The article, “Docs and Nukes – Still a Live Issue”…

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