December 20, 2016

Local Politics Grassroots movements must work with the people key to influencing, changing, and implementing policies: elected officials, business owners, neighborhood and school advocates, and other leaders. This second installment in the Grassroots Change Case Study: Lessons from the Boulder Soda Tax Victory features Angelique Espinoza, the campaign manager for …

December 6, 2016

Inspired by Health Equity On November 8, 2016, voters in four US cities approved soda taxes – San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, and Boulder, Colorado. These communities joined Berkeley, whose voters approved a tax in 2014, and Philadelphia (in June 2016). Cook County, Illinois (including Chicago) followed, on November …

November 15, 2016

Vox Julia Belluz November 9, 2016 In a major blow to the beverage industry, all four cities that voted on soda taxes yesterday passed them in landslide victories. San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany, California, voted in ballot measures that would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. The …

May 23, 2016

Philly Voice By Jake Blumgart May 20, 2016 Before summer blockbusters run on the big screen, audience members are bombarded with ads against “the grocery tax,” as the soda industry prefers to call it, while our city’s proposed sugary drinks tax is discussed in publications from NPR to the New …

May 4, 2016

Philly April 29, 2016 by Mike Newall In San Francisco, in 2014, the beverage industry spent $10 million to defeat a popular soda tax put in front of voters to raise money for city schools, health programs, and parks. That comes out to about $11 spent by Big Soda for …