Part 2: Local Politics
This interview series, “Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax,” delves into three related aspects of successful grassroots movement building. This second installment features Angelique Espinoza, the campaign manager for Healthy Boulder Kids, talking about the art and science of navigating local politics. Read the interview here.
Next up: Legal challenges, with Hillary Jorgensen, JD, Director of Policy Change at Healthier Colorado.
Read about how social & health equity motivated Boulder’s movement in our previously published interview with Jorge De Santiago and Elena Aranda of AMISTAD.
Special thanks to Sara Soka and Ninjas for Health for developing this series for Grassroots Change. Soka was the campaign manager of Berkeley’s successful soda tax initiative in 2014.
The newly published Prevention Diaries, by Larry Cohen, provides a compelling and personal story about the art and science of prevention. Cohen served on the front lines of the prevention movement in public health, first with the Contra Costa County, California Health Department and then as founder and director of the Prevention Institute. Cohen is a pioneer of “environmental prevention,” the need to change physical and social environments to protect community health and safety. His work has addressed violence, food systems, healthcare, injury prevention, health equity, and the built environment.
Learn more about Prevention Diaries and purchase it here.