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 »
Twelve PSR leaders from across the country descended on Washington, DC recently to push for clean air, a livable climate, and reductions in toxic pollution from energy generation. They were part of "50 States United," a lobbying blitz that brought doctors, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, tribal leaders, parents and citizen activists to Washington from all 50 states.Read more »
Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR's executive director, addressed thousands of people rallying at the U.S. Capitol to protest pollution and climate change caused by "fracking." Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the extractive technology now being used to enable the boom in natural gas production. It has resulted in health-damanging water pollution, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions in states from Pennsylvania to Utah. Dr. Thomasson in her remarks highlighted the leakage of methane from fracking sites.Read more »
Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.More on Environment and Health »
The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.More on Nuclear Weapons »
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."Source: Roanoke Times
Dr. David H. Newman comments on gun violence from his viewpoint as an emergency room physician.Source: New York Times
PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.Source: Tucson Sentinal
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In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
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