June 14, 2017

Soda Taxes: Building a National Movement One Victory at a Time   “Communities who are most affected by these issues need to get organized. If a government is leading the effort, you need to work together but also make them accountable. To say “We’re here, count us in,” not just …

May 8, 2017

Wave of State Bills Targets Grassroots Events and Protesters Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a driver of a motor vehicle who negligently causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway may not be held liable for any damages. – North Dakota …

February 23, 2017

We’ve expanded and updated our Preemption Map! The Grassroots Change Preemption Map now covers two new issues: LGBTQ Discrimination & Residential Fire Sprinklers. Our original six issues have all been updated with new preemption laws from the 2016 legislative sessions. Discrimination: Three states preempt local LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws (A fourth preemptive …

February 8, 2017

Case Study: Lessons from Two Successful Soda Tax Campaigns 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 …

January 18, 2017

Grassroots Change Interview: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Part 3: Legal Challenges “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 …