Come out to the city council meeting and voice your support!! OFPC is among the many endorsers.
Oakland Sugar Sweetened Beverage Distributor Tax to be voted on at May 3 City Council Meeting, 6:30pm
On May 3rd, the Oakland City Council will vote to place a sugar sweetened beverages distributor tax on the November ballot, to discourage the consumption of sugary drinks, and to raise funds for programs that counteract the poor health impacts caused by overconsumption of sugar. While there is strong City Council support for this measure, we anticipate industry opposition, and the council needs to hear from the Oakland Community.
Tell the Council to let the people decide and to place this important tax measure on the ballot. Let’s put children’s health in front of corporate profits.
What: Oakland City Council Vote on Oakland Sugar Sweetened Beverage Distributor Tax, meeting details, Agenda item #12
When: May 3rd, 2016, 6:30PM
Where: Oakland City Hall, Frank Ogawa Plaza, City Council Chamber, 3rd Floor
Over half of all Alameda County residents are now pre-diabetic, or diabetic, according to a new University of California Los Angeles study. And one in two Latino and Black children born since 2000 are projected to develop diabetes. We can’t let that happen! Soda and other sugary drinks are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet and are linked to the risk of diabetes and other diseases like heart and liver disease, obesity and tooth decay.
OFPC encourages you to join the Coalition for Healthy Oakland Children – a broad group of public health professionals, elected officials, parents, faith and community leaders and residents coming together to pass a once cent per ounce excise tax on the distributors of sugar sweetened beverages. We need your voice!!
For more information visit: www.yes4healthyoaklandchildren.com