A Letter From Kelly Campbell, Our Executive Director

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Little did I know, when I took on the role of Executive Director at Oregon PSR nine years ago, that it would become my dream job. What a privilege to work every day on the issues that matter most to the survival of the world. How lucky I am to work with a team of incredible staff and passionate volunteers as we develop new partnerships to expand the movement for climate justice, encourage our congressional delegation to become leaders for nuclear disarmament, and deepen our understanding of how to become effective accomplices to communities most impacted by environmental injustice, racism, and militarism.

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Health Committee Majority Issues Statement Against Proposed Coal Terminal

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A majority of members of a public committee guiding a study about the potential health risks of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal’s coal terminal are recommending that the dock should not be built.

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Oregon Gets Unusual Opportunity To Impact Federal Air Quality Rules

Read the Earthfix story quoting Oregon PSR Executive Director, Kelly Campbell. 

Learn more about the hearing and RSVP.

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Report: Health Equity and the Portland Clean Energy Initiative

Oregon PSR is proud to present a new report by member Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH on racial and economic health disparities in Portland and how the Portland Clean Energy Initiative will benefit the health of Portland’s low-income residents and people of color.

Read the full report.

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Portlanders Demand Action Against Diesel Pollution

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"The air throughout Portland is thick with diesel pollution. Doctors say cleaning it up would benefit the health of everyone in the city. And yet, at every level of government little is being done."

Read the full article by Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate in Cascadia Times. Photo by Paul Koberstein.

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2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Now Accepting Submissions

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In its eleventh consecutive year in 2019, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time. We sponsor this annual writing scholarship in order to encourage Oregon’s youth to consider their leadership role in promoting a more healthy, just, and peaceful world.

The 2019 question for Oregon 11th and 12th grade students is:

"How can you work against systemic racism to help make our world more healthy and peaceful?"

The submission deadline (March 4th) for the 2019 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship has passed. Our sincere thanks to all of the Oregon high school students who submitted entries. We will be following up with all entrants in early April. For questions, please contact peacecontest@oregonpsr.org.

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Register to Vote by Tuesday, October 16th

Have you changed addresses recently? Celebrated your 18th birthday? Make sure to register to vote or update your registration by no later than Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 to vote in the November 2018 general election. 

Click here to register to vote or update your voter registration address.

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County Study Reaffirms Negative Health and Safety Impacts of Longview Coal Export Terminal

KELSO, WASHINGTON - Cowlitz County officials released a Health Impact Statement (HIA) on Monday, September 10th that reaffirms the serious adverse public health impacts of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, Washington. The focus of the HIA is on neighborhoods near the proposed terminal and facilities along the BNSF line in Cowlitz County. The document underscores the potential negative impacts to communities already experiencing significant health disparities.

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Ballot Measure Endorsement Guide for November 2018

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Oregon PSR encourages all Oregonians to get out and vote. We're engaged on many ballot measures for November 2018 that have profound implications for health, equity, democracy, and the environment. Continue reading Oregon PSR's November 2018 ballot measure guide and make sure that you are registered to vote!

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Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands Event a Great Success!

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Thanks so much to everyone who attended and supported Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands, our Monday, August 6th memorial event honoring the lives lost to atomic weapons in Japan in 1945 and in the Pacific Islands due to nuclear weapons testing throughout the Cold War. There was great turnout for the event, and we appreciate everyone who came out to honor the lives destroyed by nuclear weapons, learn more, and get involved in Oregon PSR's work for a world free of the threat of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate mass destruction.

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