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Working in Diverse Communities

Climate change does not strike everyone equally. Poor people, black and brown people, and people living on the frontlines suffer “first and worst.” How does PSR partner with these communities to fight the climate crisis? Learn more in this PSR and Peoples Climate Movement “virtual town hall” webinar. Hear about PSR/Oregon’s work in a powerful …

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AMA Calls for Climate Change Health Education in Medical Schools

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted as official policy a call for teaching about climate change in medical schools and “across the medical education continuum.” This welcome development was spearheaded by PSR board member Todd Sack, MD FACP.


House of Representatives Rebuffs Trump Administration in Key Defense Spending Votes

On July 12, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, to the tune of $733 billion. During NDAA deliberations, the House voted on a plethora of foreign policy and nuclear weapons-related amendments. PSR was adamantly opposed to an amendment introduced by Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) that would have reinstated funding for the …

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Procedural Win Will Allow Time to Protect Communities from LNG

PSR’s recent letter helped win an extension of the comment period for the proposal to allow transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. The extension will give us time to register our concerns about the danger to life and limb of hauling highly flammable LNG through U.S. communities. Read our letter, cosigned by 77 …

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Oregon PSR disarmament resolution wins in the state legislature

On June 24, Oregon’s House of Representatives voted to approve Senate Joint Memorial 5 (SJM 5), which urges congress to lead a global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war, making it the second state in the nation after California to pass such legislation in both legislative chambers. The bill was approved by the Oregon Senate on May 20th.


Meet PSR’s Summer 2019 Interns!

PSR is delighted to welcome four new interns for summer 2019, all of whom bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and skills to advance the critical missions of our Environment and Health Program and our Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program. Read their short bios below: Murli Mahesh is a student from Singapore studying law at …

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Iran: Can we find an offramp?

When it was originally debated in Congress, PSR advocated for the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).  President Trump made a wrong turn when he unilaterally withdrew the United States from it.  Now, unfortunately, the Trump administration is feeding the narrative of hardliners in Iran who are pushing to enrich more uranium than …

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