July Newsletter: A New Way to Communicate with Our Valued Members July 20, 2021
Please update your membership contribution and contact information
This keeps you connected with both national and state PSR activities, actions and events. Your contributions are what keep our national and local organization going, which allows us to offer projects and events on the issues in PSR’s mission, such as education about and actions to address climate change; promotion of clean safe, renewable energy; and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
PSR ARIZONA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair of Board: David Spence, MD – Flagstaff, AZ
Vice Chair: Rick Graap, MD – Tucson, AZ
Treasurer: Russell Lowes – Tucson, AZ
Chapter Director: Barbara Warren, MD, MPH – Tucson, AZ
Past Board Chair: Eve Shapiro, MD, MPH – Tucson, AZ
Member-a-Large: Paul Gee, MD – Tucson, AZ
Member-at-large: Mary Gresham, RN – Tucson, AZ
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Our meetings with local officials. PSR Arizona board members participated in legislative action Zoom meetings with the offices of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and Senators Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly; state legislators; city council members; and even to support climate and environmental-related and security legislation, promoting, for example, outdoor worker heat protection bills; environmental jobs and justice; regional haze reduction; expansion of electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them; promotion of clean, safe, renewable energy, and elimination of nuclear weapons.
MAKING PROGRESS WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Board vice chair Rick Graap created the bumper sticker pictured below. It is in line with the progress we are making on banning nuclear weapons. Note that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons bans “the development, testing, production, manufacture, acquisition, possession or stockpiling, transfer, control, or receipt, use or threat to use, stationing or deployment of nuclear weapons.” To date, 86 nations have signed on to this treaty and 55 have ratified the treaty. Now we need to get the US to sign on! See www.icanw.org