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Petitioning State Senator Alex Padilla and 21 others

California State Senate: End the Cycle of Obesity: Pass SB-622-- The Soda Tax!

Childhood obesity is a problem that affects over a quarter of California's adults and 17% of the children. Sugary drinks are a major factor in the obesity epidemic, and if we can reduce the number of drinks sold and thus consumed, we can reduce the number of overweight and obese people. The American Beverage Association believes that this bill will be a success, they are airing commercials on major networks and using the media to try and overturn the momentum that this bill is gaining. A Harvard Study even found that a soda tax would reduce consumption by 10%. Let California seize this opportunity to reduce obesity! Help us in our support of the Soda Tax, SB-622!

Letter to
State Senator Alex Padilla
State Senator Ted Lieu
State Senator Lois Wolk
and 19 others
State Senator Kevin De Leon
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier
State Senator Cathleen Galgiani
State Senator Loni Hancock
State Senator Bill Monning
California State Senate California State Senate
State Senator Jim Beall
State Senator Noreen Evans
State Senator Fran Pavley
State Senator Roderick Wright
State Senator Darrell Steinberg
State Senator Leland Yee
State Senator Ellen Corbett
State Senator Mark Leno
State Senator Jerry Hill
State Senator Curren Price
State Senator Ed Hernandez
California State Senate
End the Cycle of Obesity: Pass SB-622-- The Soda Tax! This bill will help reduce childhood obesity and create better lives for all citizens of California by creating a healthier environment. This bill even makes sense financially, as it will reduce later-in-life healthcare costs that can be incurred by obesity. Vote in Support of it!

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