It's that time again! Join us on April 24th from 10AM – 12PM to convene our multi-sector Leadership Council. We will learn the status of current pandemic-related benefits and protections, what happens next, and work with colleagues to identify new ways to serve and advocate for #ContraCosta families.
Register for free TODAY, and you'll receive an email with the Zoom details. We look forward to "seeing" all our fantastic partners this month!
#ContraCostaCounty has been hit hard by the pandemic. #Antioch families can earn a gift card by answering this CHANGE survey. Use this free resource to support our community and secure housing for local families. Please visit the website and share with your partners. A community focused on children’s security is a community focused on the future!
Soda consumption is tied to increased risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases. #AB1163 would restore the right of cities and counties to have the option to pass sugary drink taxes. Right now, it is sitting in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. Send an email to show your support and urge for a hearing TODAY!
Our communities need every tool in their toolbox to improve public health and raise revenue, especially in the wake of COVID. But Big Soda companies took that choice away. In 2018, the Legislature imposed a statewide ban on soda taxes, that meant no California local governments could pass sugary drink taxes through 2030. The ban was driven by pressure from Big Soda, special interests and business groups—preventing local communities from deciding for themselves if a soda tax was right for them.
ACT NOW: Support AB 1163 and help restore the right of California cities and counties to have the option to pass sugary drink taxes, a critical tool for communities to invest in public health and equity. Send an email to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, and ask them to support the bill and schedule a hearing.
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