Oregon PSR was founded in the early 1980s by a group of local physicians and scientists galvanized to advocate for nuclear weapons abolition, recognizing that the only cure for nuclear war is prevention. In 1985, we shared in the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to our international affiliate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), for our work to highlight the health effects of nuclear weapons testing.
In 2017 we shared a second Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a group started by IPPNW in 2007 that was instrumental in the adoption of the United Nations' 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. For nearly four decades, we have worked towards the day when our nation will lead the world in the abolition of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate destruction, and nuclear disarmament remains a key component of our work for a more safe, just, and healthy world.
Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Takes on Nuclear Weapons Threat (article by Kelly Campbell, April 2017)
It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons (op-ed by Sean Tenney, Oregon PSR Associate Director, in The Oregonian, August 2015)
What Does Peace Really Mean? Reflections on a Visit to Hanford's B Reactor (article by Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR Program Assistant, July 2017)
Victory! Oregon Supports Nuclear Ban Treaty (June 2019)