Don't Let the Industry Sugarcoat the Facts
Beverage companies spend hundreds of MILLIONS each year marketing sugary drinks. These companies directly target youth, especially youth of color.
This is not a tax on local retailers or businesses. This is a tax on distributors of sugary drinks, the handful of companies that contract with beverage makers to distribute their products in the City of Seattle.
Seattle is poised to join other cities, counties, and First Nations that have passed a sugary drink tax: Berkeley CA, Albany CA , Boulder CO, Cook County IL, Oakland CA, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA, and the Navajo Nation. Learn about legislative work taking place across the country!