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Coalition Overview

CPR is a statewide coalition of more than 185 organizations, founded in 1996 to fundamentally shift the way pesticides are used in California. CPR's mission is to protect public health, improve environmental quality and expand a sustainable and just agriculture system by building a diverse movement across California to change statewide and local pesticide policies and practices. CPR has built a diverse, multi-interest coalition to challenge the powerful political and economic forces opposing change. Our member organizations include public health, children's health, educational and environmental advocates, clean air and water organizations, health practitioners, environmental justice groups, labor, organizations, farmers and sustainable agriculture advocates. Members are actively engaged through a unifying four point platform:

1) eliminate use of the most dangerous pesticides
2) reduce use of and reliance on all pesticides
3) support safer, ecologically sound and more socially just forms of pest management
4) expand and protect the public's right to know about pesticide use, exposure, and impacts.

The coalition is governed by a Steering Committee, currently comprised of:

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Center for Environmental Health

Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

El Quinto Sol de America

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council

Pesticide Action Network

Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles