Chesapeake PSR

Peace and Social Justice

Chesapeake PSR's history is rooted in peace and social justice activism of individuals working to influence social, political and environmental change. 

2018 update: Chesapeake PSR's board enthusiastically supports national Physicians for Social Responsibility's (PSR) Back from the Brink resolution, a call to prevent nuclear war demanding a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. The resolution calls on the United States to lead in preventing nuclear war by renouncing the first strike nuclear option, ending the sole authority for a U.S. president to launch a nuclear attack, removing nuclear weapons from hair-trigger alert, cancelling plans to enhance the U.S. nuclear arsenal and pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate nuclear weapons. Many local and national organizations have endorsed the "Back from the Brink" resolution. Are you associated with a group that might support this? Introduce this resolution at your church, synagogue, civic group, medical association, university or municipality, and if your group adopts it, please notify Tim Whitehouse at twhitehouse@psr.org. Sign the resolution as an individual or sign the resolution as an organization.

Over the years, our members have also been involved in a number of important issues, such as supporting paid family medical leave, raising the minimum wage, marriage equality, addressing gun violence, and reducing defense expenditures in order to reinvest those savings in our communities.