Preempted by the state in 2015, the fight for local democracy in Denton lives on
Today, activists in Denton and across the state continue to fight for local control through civil disobedience and advocacy. See our interactive case study on Denton’s grassroots movement and the ongoing battle against state preemption.
Public health has taken a comprehensive approach to reducing tobacco use and protecting the public’s health, and the tobacco industry has responded in predictable and well-documented ways. In our plenary presentation, Grassroots Change will cover key elements of local, grassroots success and preemption, the major challenge to local progress. The breakout session will focus on lessons learned from tobacco control to help public health practitioners prepare to address the health impacts of sugary beverages, including the use of preemption to undermine progress by both the tobacco and soda industries.