Posts Tagged: Prop E

Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Posted November 6, 2014 by

For soda tax supporters in San Francisco, where Proposition E fell short of passing this week, NYU Professor Marion Nestle, one of the country’s foremost experts on food politics, has some comforting words. “With the tax initiative passing in Berkeley,”
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Five Reasons to Vote Yes on SF’s Prop E

Five Reasons to Vote Yes on SF’s Prop E

Posted November 4, 2014 by Dana Woldow

There are so many reasons to vote Yes on San Francisco’s Proposition E, the so called “soda tax”, that it is hard to choose just five. The name “soda tax” oversimplifies a measure that would address the full range of
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What Big Money “No” Campaigns Really Want

What Big Money “No” Campaigns Really Want

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Giants’ fans listening to KNBR have been deluged with political ads opposing three ballot measures. One ad promises to stop “a single politician” from doing terrible things to people. Another to prevent “billions” in additional health care costs. The third
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SF Soda Tax by the Numbers

SF Soda Tax by the Numbers

Posted October 27, 2014 by Nancy Huehnergarth

Numbers don’t lie, like Big Soda does. As Election Day approaches, undecided San Franciscans may want to take a long, hard look at the numbers related to the proposed 2 cents per ounce sugary drink tax (Proposition E). Big Soda
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Yes on Soda Tax for Kids’ Cooking Classes

Yes on Soda Tax for Kids’ Cooking Classes

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katie Olender

“This is the best salad I’ve ever eaten in my entire life!” exclaimed an excited five year old in the teaching kitchen. Out of pure happiness, I couldn’t help but shoot a smile to another one of the teachers (we
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Think a soda tax is regressive? Try diabetes.

Think a soda tax is regressive? Try diabetes.

Posted October 14, 2014 by Andy Bellatti

The beverage industry has a variety of go-to defense arguments when faced with the threat of a soda tax like San Francisco’s Proposition E. “Freedom of choice” is popular, and a deliberate misrepresentation of the issue, since soda taxes are
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Big Soda’s Deceptions Keep on Coming

Big Soda’s Deceptions Keep on Coming

Posted October 7, 2014 by

It’s been a rough few weeks for Big Soda spinmeisters, as their latest attempts at deception have all been busted by an increasingly skeptical media. From bogus claims about who exactly opposes a soda tax, to high profile promises to
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SF Leads Way With Prop E

SF Leads Way With Prop E

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jill Wynns, Commissioner, SF Board of Education

Prop E, the sugary beverage tax, is the next logical step for San Francisco, the city that has always taken the lead in making people’s lives better. We value access to health care, fresh and healthy food, clean water, public
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