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Mission Statement & Platform


To protect public health, improve environmental quality and support a sustainable and just agricultural system  by building a diverse movement across California to change statewide and local pesticide policies and practices.

Our Platform:

  • Eliminate use of the worst pesticides--including those that cause cancer, reproductive harm or acute poisoning.
  • Reduce overall use of the remaining pesticides.
  • Promote the use of sustainable pest control solutions in our farms, communities, forests, homes and yards.
  • Protect people's right-to-know about pesticide use in our neighborhoods, counties and state.
CPR works to:
  • Build a strong and diverse coalition of organizations and individuals speaking out about the dangers that pesticides pose to public health and the viability of alternatives.
  • Increase public understanding of pesticide use and health risks associated with pesticides, and the failure of the state's regulatory system to protect us from these hazards.
  • Expand and support a network of grassroots community activists pursuing local pesticide reform in their own regions and mobilizing their communities to push for statewide policy reform.
  • Promote the viability of alternatives to pesticides in agricultural, forest and urban settings and oppose genetically engineered pest control applications where they pose unknown effects on health and the environment.