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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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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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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Because of you, Callum went to DC!

November 25, 2015

Earlier this year, we asked you for a special donation to support SF Bay Area PSR’s Student Organizing work. So very many of you generously responded, allowing us to send our student organizer, Callum Rowe to an important organizing conference in Washington, DC. He shares his thoughts about the conference below.   Report back on Student…

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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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SF Bay Area Board Member Dr. Rohini Haar witnesses devastation in Syria

September 1, 2015

SF Bay Area PSR board member Dr. Rohini Haar recently returned from the Syria-Turkey border, where she saw first-hand the severe and horrific toll the Syrian Civil War is having upon the Syrian people, their infrastructure and their long-term prospects for prosperity and health. With hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced and even more millions…

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