Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - PSR WI


As a chapter of a national group, Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin is an organization of health professionals and other concerned individuals who work to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. By educating themselves and the public about these threats, PSR WI hopes to prevent what they cannot cure. Join PSR WI for their annual event - Lanterns for Peace in Madison August 9th.

By bringing together physicians, health advocates and professionals that advocate for change, they aim to prevent nuclear war, reverse climate change outcome with carbon free and nuclear free energy, and work to halt future contamination of the environment. 

  • The first areas of interest is nuclear weapons, and their high risk to society. The presence of nuclear weapons allows for the increasing risk of the accidental or intentional use of nuclear weapons. Worldwide, there are nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons, and there already have been several instances of accidents. 
  • PSR WI also strongly advocates for clean, renewable energy and nuclear-free energy. It is their hope that there is a reversal of the fate of climate change, especially when there is a shift towards nuclear-free energy. As one of the largest threats facing society as a whole, there is an ever-present need to utilize and ultimately transition to renewable energy sources. 
  • Thirdly, a chief area of focus for PSR WI is regarding environmental health. PSR WI is dedicated to cultivating a healthy and sustainable environment for everyone. The organization has advocated for cleaner water and air, improved state-wide policy, educated health care providers and others about toxins in the environment, and provide valuable materials for education. 

To get involved with PSR WI, interested individuals or parties can join as members, give a financial gift, or attend events, such as the Lanterns for Peace Event in Madison on Monday, August 9th.

Starting at 6:30pm at the Tenney Park Shelter (402 N. Thornton Ave), this annual family-friendly event will commemorate the lives lost in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 76 years ago and ensure that nuclear attacks never take place. It is their hope to remember the past to work towards a brighter future. The event will also feature lantern decorating, a short program, a sing along, and launching of lanterns at dusk. For more information, visit:



Physicians for Social Responsibility-Wisconsin  (PSR WI)
Contact: Hannah Mortensen
Address: 720 Hill St. Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-232-9945


Thanks to WNPJ volunteer Ambar Cornelio for creating this week’s Spotlight!