Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Action Alert - Soda Tax - must act Today or Wednesday!

From the Center for Science in the Public Interest:

The soda tax is back "on the table" and may be considered at a special session of New York's legislature Wednesday night, July 28.

Please act right away to let your state legislator know that taxing sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages represents a potentially powerful public health measure to attack serious and debilitating health problems and reduce the state's health care costs, as well as the personal suffering from obesity and overweight.

To contact your representatives, send an email to your legislators NOW and let them know you support the tax. Or, make a quick call to the leaders of the Assembly and House (see information below).

To call the leaders of the Senate and Assembly and tell them you support a tax on sugary beverages:

Senate Leader John Sampson: 518-455-2788
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: 518-455-3791

Please act NOW! Thank you for your concern and support.

Julie Greenstein
Deputy Director, Health Promotion Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest


1 comment:

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