“There is always a risk of industry meddling, but the measure passed decisively, so I do think that the City Council will have a hard time making changes that significantly depart from the will of the voters. That said, we will have to remain vigilant that the tax is being implemented in the way in which the community and campaign intended.”
-Hillary Jorgensen, Director of Policy Change, Healthier Colorado
In this final installment in “Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax,” Grassroots Change talks with Hillary Jorgensen, Director of Policy Change at Healthier Colorado about the soda industry’s legal challenges during Boulder’s successful grassroots soda tax campaign. Read the interview here.
Special thanks to Sara Soka and Ninjas for Health for developing this 3-part series for Grassroots Change. Soka was the campaign manager for Berkeley’s successful soda tax initiative in 2014.
Photo Credit: Kyle Pfister, Ninjas for Health