VISIÓN California Envisions a Future Free From Neighborhood Drilling

Leading frontline environmental justice organizations announced a new coalition — VISIÓN — to advocate for safe and effective statewide policies to protect people from the impacts of drilling for oil and gas. Voices in Solidarity against Neighborhood Drilling (VISIÓN) is leading efforts in California for health and safety protections from oil and gas operations.

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.  This initiative is meant to expand efforts that identify and address water issues and their root causes in disadvantaged, frontline communities of Southeast LA as well as to create just transition solutions to our region’s water quality and access challenges. The initiative will begin in Spring of 2019 and will continue through the end of 2019.

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.

Groups Slam Trump Administration Breach of SSFL Cleanup Agreement

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, Southern California Federation of Scientists, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition have filed formal letters of objection to the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) over its proposal to walk away from its cleanup obligations at the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).

PSR-LA Year in Review 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we want to thank you for standing with PSR-LA through another momentous year. Despite an increasingly difficult political climate, PSR-LA won important health protections and advanced our goal of creating a safer, healthier environment for all communities. It’s been an incredible year, and we’re proud to share highlights of our 2018 accomplishments with you.

Join Us Nov. 14 – Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War featuring Dr. Tilman Ruff

Join us on Wednesday, November 14 for an exciting discussion with Dr. Tilman Ruff, co-President of International Physicians for the Prevent of Nuclear War and founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, winner of the 2017 Noble Peace Prize. The event is from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Westminster Chapel of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90010.

California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike

On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies. The Senate also approved AJR 30, a resolution that supports federal legislation to restrict the President’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a first nuclear strike.