PSR brings the disarmament conversation to Capitol Hill
To bring the global disarmament message to the heart of the American political landscape, PSR co-sponsored an all-day conference April 27 titled, "Toward a Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy" at the Capitol Visitor Center. The conference brought together young faith leaders, scientists, and disarmament experts including PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand, Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, and ICAN campaigner Ray Acheson.
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In Memoriam: Steve Gilman and Rich Grady
PSR's Board is saddened to announce the passing of two tenacious colleagues and loyal friends of the organization. Project Manager Steve Gilman, a PSR National board member based in Asheville, NC, passed away on Friday, April 21st. Physician Rich Grady, also a PSR National board member until recently, lived and worked in Seattle, WA. He passed away on Tuesday, April 25th. Their dynamism and intellect will be missed.
Join PSR in the People's Climate March!
On April 29, the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the People's Climate March will bring tens of thousands of people to Washington, DC to demand a safe, healthy climate. In addition, over 300 sister marches will take place nationwide. March with PSR National or with a PSR chapter! PSR has joined the PCM Steering Committee to help build these events plus an ongoing, broad and vigorous climate movement for the future.
On tax day, consider your personal subsidy to nuclear weapons
"Our national budget is a moral document"—says PSR-LA President Bob Dodge, MD. The diversion of resources to nuclear weapons illustrates how they are harmful even in peacetime. In 2016, Los Angeles County channeled $1.77 billion to the nuclear weapons complex instead of to programs that help people. What’s the cost of nuclear weapons to YOUR community? Find out by visiting PSR-LA’s Community Cost Calculator.