SF Bay Area PSR State Legislation Support Roster 2018

October 2, 2018

In 2018, San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, bolstered by your support, monitored and took action on many policy proposals impacting human health and the health of the environment. We formally supported approximately 30 pieces of state legislation concerning a wide array of issues ranging from stopping gun violence to improving right-to-know protections…

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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 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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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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Can’t Afford to be Healthy: What the Most Recent Census Data says about Poverty in California and What That Means for the Health of Many Californians

September 29, 2016

By Catherine A. Porter, JD SF Bay Area PSR has long recognized, and worked against, the interconnected ways that poverty, environmental degradation, unsustainable agricultural practices and social injustice combine to damage our health and the health of our neighbors. The need for such work has never been clearer. New census figures released this month show…

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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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