“Governor Newsom should ensure that the next generation of children in California don’t grow up breathing dangerous air in their homes. Knowing how burning gas damages our lungs, why would we ever subject ourselves to toxic pollutants when we have healthier options with electrification.”

Dr. Robert M. Gould, president of SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility in a press release about how 60+ climate and health groups call for Governor Newsom to back a statewide zero-emission building code

DECEMBER 6, 2023

Dear Friends:

Please help us to reach our end-of-year goal. We THANK YOU for any amount you are able to contribute. If we can raise $15,000, an anonymous donor will match it!

Not everyone cares about the climate, but everyone does care about their family’s health and safety, including policy makers. A new study shows that globally 5 million people are being killed every year by air pollution caused by fossil fuel use. We are helping to change that.

YOU are KEY to our success. PLEASE DONATE HERE to help us bring more health- and science-based solutions to policy makers to counter the fossil fuel industry’s well-funded influence.

Recently, a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Air District told us that SF Bay PSR had a big impact on their vote to phase-out gas and phase-in zero-emission, healthier, electric water heaters and furnaces. Showing up in our white coats, we signaled the growing understanding among health professionals regarding the health benefits of improved air quality that would result from electrifying home appliances, and countered decades of lies by the gas industry that have used tobacco’s playbook to deceive the public and place profits over children’s health. The board voted YES to protect our lives and the climate, and this new rule has become an example for the rest of the nation! And that is just one of the many impacts of your donations!

Your gifts to SF Bay PSR make a difference. PLEASE GIVE HERE.

We are on a roll! And we need your continued support to guarantee we can keep the health, equity, and climate benefits front and center in our media outreach. As we accomplished with this op-ed, by SF Bay PSR Board Member Dr. Michael Martin, recently published in the San Jose Mercury News: Gas stoves are poisoning us; how the industry hid the danger, which reminds the public that roughly 20% of childhood asthma cases in California can be attributed to gas stoves. This is exemplary of the many articles, interviews, and quotes by SF Bay PSR members featured in major articles this past year in the New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, and SF Chronicle, to name a few.

PLEASE INVEST HERE in a healthy, just, and sustainable future. Join SF Bay PSR and our network of almost 4,000 thoughtful, committed health advocates in the greater Bay Area in achieving more successes in 2024! THANK YOU!

And please read our 2023 Accomplishments Report to see how SF Bay PSR’s advocacy efforts gained great momentum this year thanks to generous donors like you!

If you prefer to mail your contribution to us, please send a check to SF Bay PSR, 548 Market Street, #90725, San Francisco, CA 94104. Any amount that you donate will be much appreciated and used well!

If you find it more cost effective to donate stock, please reach out to our Executive Director Marj Plumb to arrange for that transfer at director@sfbaypsr.org.

We thank you for any and all of your contributions!
Please give today and your donation will be doubled!

Peace and gratitude,

Robert M. Gould, MD, President

Tova Fuller, MD, PhD, Vice President

Marj Plumb, DrPH, Executive Director