Case Study: Lessons from Two Successful Soda Tax Movements 

Local soda taxes are policies that work to promote healthy people and communities, and the national grassroots soda tax movement is growing quickly. When sugar sweetened beverages are taxed, people consume less, and the revenue from a local tax is typically used for civic good, including public health, economic development, and education.

Berkeley passed the first such tax in 2014, followed by San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California; Boulder, Colorado; Cook County (including Chicago), Illinois; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Learn about inspiring a local movement, managing volunteers, navigating local politics, responding to legal challenges, and more from the Grassroots Change Soda Tax case study.