PSR chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida in early February for two days of learning, sharing best practices and planning for 2013. The annual gathering brought together more than 40 leaders ranging from first year medical students to 25 plus-year members. Sessions on fundraising, administrative effectiveness, online outreach and capacity building were featured and running through the sessions was an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. The conference was hosted by PSR/Florida's Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano Dunn.See photos »
Particulate matter air pollution -- ranging from soot to microscopic particles invisible to the human eye -- contributes to the four leading causes of death in the United States. It is particularly dangerous to children, the unborn, and the elderly. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new rules to reduce particulate pollution. Read in our latest Environmental Health Policy Institute just what the threats to health are, and why PSR is urging EPA to take stronger steps than they are currently considering.Read more »
Our PSR chapter, their local coalition partners, and supporters around the world are celebrating a tremendous win. After months of delay and obstruction the Kansas City City Council voted to put our citizen's initiative on the ballot. In April 2013, voters will have a chance to raise their voices for peace and sanity. Our Kansas City chapter played a key role in this long and ground breaking battle. Power to the People!Read more to find out why this is important.
Eighteen chapter leaders gathered in Chicago last September for a dynamic two days of networking, strategizing and learning. Joined by national staff and meeting under the banner “Collaborating for a Stronger PSR,” the leaders focused on improving their recruitment of health professionals, building membership and tapping the talents of others in the network. The group welcomed several new faces, including two executive directors.Click Here
Ann Suellentrop, MSRN and Alicia Dressman of Kansas City PSR, joining with other prominent KC activist groups like Peace Planters, have challenged the very core of the nuclear weapons complex in the United States - the facilities that make the bombs.More on Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Plant »
PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.Source: NBC News
In Kansas City, a key victory for PSR and Peace Planters came as the City Council unanimously passed one of two proposed initiatives to create a contingency plan for creating jobs should the Nuclear Weapons Plant be shut down.
Having once again collected in the range of 5,000 signatures from Kansas City Missouri residents, this time on two separate initiative petitions, PSR KC and KC Peace Planters turned in both sets of petitions to the City Clerk at 10 am on Monday, November 14, 2011.
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