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On November 8th, San Francisco Voted to Pass the Soda Tax
On November 8th, San Francisco voters said Yes on Prop V to stop letting big soda put profits above our children's health. Proposition V will tax distributors of soda and other sugary drinks that have direct links to obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and liver disease.
Simply put, this tax works—and now San Francisco can be a part of the progress.
FOR OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH
With current consumption of sugary drinks, 1 in 3 children will develop diabetes in their lifetime. For African American and Latino children, that number jumps to 1 out of every 2 children.
Requiring distributors of sodas and other sugary drinks to pay a penny per ounce fee on high calorie beverages will raise money for community programs that promote health and nutrition across our city.
Proposition V will reduce the consumption of high-sugar drinks, while exempting non-sugary drinks like diet sodas, milks, and naturally sweetened beverages.
PAID FOR BY MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
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The measure has been endorsed by 150 organizations, businesses, and elected officials so far.