In 2017, Los Angeles County spent $1,920,146,524 on nuclear weapons programs, and the city of Los Angeles spent $766,022,289! These are tax dollars diverted from community needs such as education, health care, environmental protection, and many other important social services – spent instead on deadly weapons that must never be used.
Change.org has produced a new video about pediatric cancers near the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory – and the failure of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to uphold its commitments to clean up the site’s nuclear and chemical contamination.
PSR-LA is seeking an experienced, and motivated candidate to fill the position of Senior Policy Manager, Air Quality and Climate Justice Programs. This is a full time coordinator role, whose primary function is the implementation of PSR-LA’s air quality and climate policy initiatives.
North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and Prospects for Peace: Join us March 6 for a discussion featuring Christine Ahn
Please join PSR-LA on Tuesday, March 6 for “North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and Prospects for Peace,” featuring Christine Ahn, cofounder of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women organizing for peace in Korea. The event will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010.
Position Available: STAND-LA Coalition (Standing Together Against Neighborhood Drilling) Field Organizing Coordinator
STAND-LA (Standing Together Against Neighborhood Drilling) is seeking a full-time Field Organizing Coordinator to help advance our work to end neighborhood oil drilling in Los Angeles. We seek someone who can drive forward our coalition’s grassroots organizing and coalition-building work.
PSR-LA is seeking an experienced, and motivated candidate to fill the position of Senior Policy Manager. This is a full time managerial role, whose primary function is the management of two core environmental health programs at PSR-LA: the Land Use & Health (LUH) program and the Toxics program.
PSR-LA knows how to build and be part of effective and diverse coalitions that strengthen our movement for health and justice. But we need your help to allow us to leverage our unique position into the victories for a world safe from nuclear threats, with air and climate justice, and reduced exposure to health-harming toxic chemicals.
In 2017, PSR-LA joined a coalition of over 80 organizations to support Senate Bill 623 – the Clean and Affordable Drinking Water Fund bill authored by Senator Monning. The bill is a vital solution to our communities’ struggles with affordable and unsafe drinking water.
On November 4, Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (ADOMHS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) will co-host a Youth Disarmament Conference, the first conference ever to be held in Los Angeles aimed at educating and empowering youth about nuclear weapons disarmament.
PSR-LA is proud to announce the launch of the 500 Feet interactive mapping tool! Using federal, state and local government data sources, PSR-LA has developed an interactive hazard-mapping tool that visualizes the proximity of hazardous and sensitive uses in South Central LA.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) celebrated today’s announcement that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In an effort to start identifying the concrete interventions and solutions, PSR-LA is embarking on a project where we apply Just Transition strategies to our understanding of the metals industry in South and East LA. The Just Transition framework conceptualizes a roadmap from an extractive economy to a living economy.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) and Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (ADOMHS) are proud to announce the 2017 Youth Disarmament Conference Los Angeles.
Last week, PSR-LA hosted a webinar on Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and the LA case study of the Farmer’s Field Stadium. Learn more and view the webinars here.
In the Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data webinar, presenters from the California Department of Public Health explained the basics of biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is a tool used by the state to measure chemicals in a person’s body.