• Grassroots Change Interview: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Victory, Part 2

    Local Politics Grassroots movements must work with the people key to influencing, changing, and implementing policies: elected officials, business owners, neighborhood and school advocates, and other leaders. This second installment in the Grassroots Change Case Study: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Victory features Angelique Espinoza, the campaign manager for …

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  • Grassroots Change Interview: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Victory, Part 1

    Inspired by Health Equity On November 8, 2016, voters in four US cities approved soda taxes – San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, and Boulder, Colorado. These communities joined Berkeley, whose voters approved a tax in 2014, and Philadelphia (in June 2016). Cook County, Illinois (including Chicago) followed, on November …

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  • The SLO Garden Project: Success & Sustainability (Part 2)

    From Part 1 We began forming relationships with the inmates and officers at the jail… We wanted to know what the inmates wanted out of the garden, what they were interested in learning, what they wanted to plant, and what types of projects they wanted to work on. We wanted …

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