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October 23, 2012

Chesapeake PSR Promotes Off-Shore Wind, Tackles Fracking

PSR is fighting climate change and promoting clean energy in Maryland. A special partnership between national PSR and the Chesapeake chapter brings a Climate and Health Organizer to the chapter to ramp up recruitment and education of health professionals for advocacy on climate change issues coming up in the state legislature: development of large-scale offshore wind power, and a strong moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction, or fracking. Read more »


What Did You Think of Last Night's Presidential Debate?

Last night, President Obama and Governor Romney held their final debate on the topic of Foreign Policy and National Security. Early in the debate, Governor Romney responded to a question on the conflict in the Middle East saying, "...but we can't kill our way out of this mess." We found ourselves wondering, what policies do either candidate support that embrace the idea of peace and diplomacy over war? Join us on Facebook and see comments from other PSR members during the debate and add your own thoughts on what issues, important to you, were discussed or ignored.


Medical Students Meet Up in Chicago

Chicago-area student PSR hosted an informational gathering at Pompeii Pizza on Friday, October 19, 2012. Representatives from three local student chapters (Northwestern University, Rosalind Franklin University and University of Illinois-Chicago) were on hand to network and share ideas regarding advocacy and outreach opportunities, as well as connect with PSR members. Informal social events like this are a great way to establish connections among student activists as well as fostering relationships with PSR chapter leaders. To locate an existing chapter or for information about starting up your own student chapter, please contact our national program coordinator at mpollock@psr.org.


In This Issue

Chesapeake PSR Promotes Off-Shore Wind, Tackles Fracking

What Did You Think of Last Night's Presidential Debate?

Medical Students Meet Up in Chicago

Latest PSR Blog Post

Sensible wholesale action needed on climate change by Catherine Thomasson, MD

PSR Actions

You Can Prevent the Next Cuban Missile Crisis! »

Hold Candidates' Feet to the Fire! »

In the News

Missile crisis anniversary a reminder than nuclear weapons must go
Arizona Daily Star

Local impacts of coal exports unacceptable
Register-Guard

Petty politics holding up energy efficiency
Arizona Daily Star

PSR at APHA October 27-31

Several PSR leaders are speaking at the annual American Public Health Association conference in San Francisco. Stop by the PSR booth in the exhibition hall. Learn more »

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