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IPPNW Open Letter Urges Biden and Putin to Think Big at Geneva Summit

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will discuss “strategic stability” at their June 16 summit in Geneva. Prominent individuals and organizational representatives from around the world, including PSR, signed onto an open letter—delivered June 7 and organized by IPPNW and Pugwash—urging them to commit to nuclear risk reduction “and to the re-discovery of the road …

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PSR Demands New Methane Standards

PSR, joined by 14 other health organizations and 9 PSR chapters, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting strong action to control methane and VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry. The letter garnered mention in Politico Morning Energy, a news outlet that covers news in energy and environmental politics and policy.


Unhealthy trend: a new Cold War with China

Bipartisanship is difficult to achieve in Congress lately. However, an unfortunate bipartisan trend is gaining ground to usher in a new Cold War with China. President Biden, the Pentagon, and many Members of Congress are pointing to China as justification for an astronomical 2022 military budget, higher—not lower—than President Trump’s final budget. On May 10, …

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Remembering disarmament hero Grigoris Lambrakis, MD

Physician Grigoris Lambrakis (1912-1963) was a champion athlete who worked to free Greece from Nazi occupation during WWII, served on the medical faculty at University of Athens, and was a leader in the international movement opposing nuclear weapons. His protests against the secret U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal near Athens culminated in his assassination, May 27, …

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Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator

Each April, PSR-LA’s Dr. Bob Dodge calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. This year, the total nuclear weapons drain on our economy comes to $75 billion.


PSR on military spending: time to change the status quo

The Biden administration released an overview “budget blueprint” on April 9, and it was a disappointment. PSR takes exception to many particular items that will likely be included in the full budget, expected in late May, and we intend to challenge the “topline” military spending numbers.  President Trump took military spending to a very high …

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Representative Smith and Senator Warren Reintroduce the No First Use Act

On April 15, 2021, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith reintroduced the No First Use Act (H.R.2603 & S.1219), which would officially establish that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first. The United States does not currently have a pledge or policy of no first …

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PSR Welcomes National Staff and Board Members

PSR is excited to welcome two new national staff members to our national staff: Mari Faines as Director of Communications and Outreach; and LaTisha Henderson as Direct Mail and Membership Manager.


Last Chance To Join Our 24-Hour Earth Day Campaign!

As we come down to our last “Giving Hour”, I want to say thank you again to our donors, sponsors, staff, and chapters. I also want to thank everyone who shared our messages about this campaign throughout the day. For those of us who make caring for the environment part of our daily lives, celebrating …

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PSR’s Earth Day 24-hour Campaign Continues with Renewable Energy!

I want to take a moment and thank every person who has donated to our Earth Day Campaign thus far. What an incredible day it has been! For this next “Giving Hour,” we’re highlighting our work to bring progressive renewable energy policies to the forefront of the national and local response to climate change. One …

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