Building Collective Power: A Progressive Air Quality Coalition Mobilizes Residents to Identify Community-Grounded Solutions

Led by PSR-LA and comprised of residents, community advocates and academics, the SCLA:PUSH initiative was formed to address the legacy of air pollution in South Central LA, including the impacts on residents’ health and quality of life. Our prescription for change is grounded in 3 main goals: build our capacity to understand air quality, mobilize our collective power to address systemic failure, and ensure we get our fair share of resources to improve the air.

California Congressmembers Urge Dept. of Energy, NASA, CalEPA to Uphold Agreements for Full Cleanup of Meltdown Site

Senator Dianne Feinstein and eight California Congressmembers sent a letter today to Dept. of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, NASA Administrator TIm Bridenstine, and CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld urging compliance with agreements to fully cleanup radiological and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL.)

Rock the Cleanup! Join us on July 13 to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Nuclear Meltdown

Please join us on Saturday, July 13 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) and to rally for the full cleanup of SSFL’s nuclear and chemical contamination. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Rancho Tapo Community Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA at the pavilions near the ballpark.

Request for Proposal: Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Water Policy & Environmental Justice Capacity Building Grant Fund

PSR-LA is excited to announce a Request For Proposal due April 25th, 2019 the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Water Policy and Environmental Justice Capacity Building Small Grant Fund. This is a joint initiative of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) and The Water Foundation to provide capacity-building support to organizations working with grassroots communities on the intersection of environmental justice and water policy development within the Southeast LA Cities area.

Citywide Coalition Bands Together to Push for a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department to Equitably Tackle Climate Change

The people’s voice won the day at today’s Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee (ECCEJ) of the Los Angeles City Council, chaired by Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD6). Five City Councilmembers unanimously agreed to take the next step to create the world’s first Climate Emergency Mobilization Department.