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 at the local level people consume less and the revenue is typically used to benefit the community through investment in public health, community development, and education.
Berkeley passed the first local sugary beverage tax in 2014, followed by San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany
In Grassroots Change’s five-part case study of the Boulder and Berkeley victories, you can learn how to inspire a local movement, manage volunteers, navigate local politics, respond to legal challenges, and more. View the case study here: Grassroots Change Soda Tax case study.