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  • WPSR Supports Sound Transit's Prop 1

    In the state of Washington, 45% of greenhouse gas emissions are due to the transportation sector. Sound Transit Proposition 1 is an important opportunity for expanding public transportation – including light rail and buses – in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Adoption of this proposal will have both long-term health benefits from reduction in climate-related health threats and near-term co-benefits from reduction of air pollutants.

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  • Seattle City Council Supports Carbon- and Nuclear-Free Energy

    Resolution 31667 unanimously passed the full Seattle City Council under the leadership of Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The resolution states the city's support for moving Seattle City Light away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy. It also calls for an ongoing evaluation of the Columbia Generating Station on the basis of health, safety, reliability, and cost. 

    Read more in the Tri-Cities Herald
  • Dr. Ira Helfand on Combatting the Threat of Nuclear War

    We successfully lobbied our elected officials to form a historic nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, but our work is not done. WPSR hosted Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, for a talk at Seattle Town Hall on March 20. He spoke about why nuclear war is still a real possibility, and what can be done to prevent it.

    Watch video of the full talk
  • WPSR delegation brings medical care to Gaza

    In January, Gerri and Bob Haynes led 13 health care professionals in a delegation to Gaza, the eleventh delegation WPSR has sponsored since 2009. The multidisciplinary group included physicians, surgeons, nurses, and mental health professionals who fanned out across Gaza to conduct a range of educational activities. The group encountered gripping stories of lives lived under siege in a country with severely compromised infrastructure. Gerri and Bob Haynes have almost single-handedly sustained WPSR’s unique contribution to Middle East peacemaking. WPSR, soberingly, is the only US NGO with an ongoing presence in Gaza.

    For a more detailed account of their recent trip, read “The Music of Gaza: Mental Health under Blockade,” by Dr. David Drake.
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