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Causes: Climate Change, Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, International, International Peace & Security

Mission: Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to: - Prevent nuclear war and proliferation; - Reverse our trajectory towards climate change; - Protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals; - Eliminate the use of nuclear power.

Results: Highlights from our 2014 accomplishments: -PSR staff and members testified to Congress in support of a strong EPA rule on carbon emissions. -We collected over 7,000 comments from PSR members to submit to the EPA on the carbon rule. -PSR representatives presented to the second Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Nayarit, Mexico. -We pushed for the United States to send a representative to the third Humanitarian Impact Conference--and succeeded! -We participated in the nationwide Great Climate March and the People's Climate March in NYC. -We educated the public about the serious health implications of climate change and the existence of nuclear weapons through op-eds, media appearances, local presentations, and social media outreach.

Programs: Physicians for Social Responsibility represents the foremost health voice against the threats of nuclear weapons, climate change, and the use of toxic chemicals. We use the medical knowledge and expertise of our members to push for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the implementation of policies that will scale back climate change and toxics. The PSR National office, located in Washington, DC, works on these issues at a national level, while our 20+ chapters work locally and at the grassroots level across the United States.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

Wanted to become engaged with this organization locally. looking at their website it looked like they had 30 chapters and young doctors at 50 schools. However, none of my outreach to become involved was answered. PSR has great info but much of the network seems to be dated. One person wrote back to say they havent been involved for over 3 yrs.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

got info on toxin exposures in our daily lives; horrible "clean"coal energy plants[although not soon enough to stop Orlando's foray into the abyss];and nuclear arms & proliferations world wide. Their reports are in depth, factual,documented and understandable to lay persons. would that i could do more...and they are international in scope, universal in applications.