People feel taxed enough and don’t need to be told what to put in their grocery carts. We need to keep foods and beverages affordable by ending unreasonable taxation and regulation.

Politicians and pro-tax advocacy groups are looking to raise taxes on everyday food and beverages. Beverage taxes imposed in several cities have caused prices there to skyrocket. This has hurt working families, neighborhood businesses and workers who live paycheck to paycheck. Enough is enough: Pro-tax advocacy groups are targeting foods they don’t like and don’t want us to eat with taxes they’ll never pay.

People are standing up to these unfair taxes and regulations. Families, small businesses and working people want a better way for their political leaders to handle budget issues than making our foods and beverages unaffordable.

Together we can send the message that unfair taxation and overregulation of groceries is harmful to our pocketbooks, our jobs and our economy.

The evidence is clear: the spread of excessive taxes and regulations on groceries harms working families the most. They raise grocery bills, hurt local businesses and place jobs at risk.

Dec 19, 2019

Majority of Washington voters support measure prohibiting future grocery taxes

Preliminary election results show a measure that would limit future taxes and Read More

Oct 29, 2019

Yes on I-1634: Soda taxes hurt working families

The editorial on I-1634 suggests local governments should decide how Read More

May 17, 2019

Grocery, beverage taxes hurt working families

While health and wellness must be a top priority for communities across the Read More

Apr 29, 2019

A timeline of Philadelphia’s soda tax

In 2016 Philadelphia became the first big U.S. city to pass a tax on soda. As Read More

Oct 28, 2019

Effects of Sweetened Beverage Taxes in Philadelphia and Oakland

Consumption did not decline significantly overall in Philadelphia or Oakland, Read More

Jun 29, 2019

Are Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Regressive?

Key Findings: Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are proposed with the promise Read More

Mar 28, 2019

City of Philadelphia Voter Survey

A recent poll among likely Democratic primary voters in Philadelphia voters Read More

Jan 15, 2019

“State of the Mountain State,” West Virginians Oppose Soda Tax Expansion

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Amanda Kieffer, Communications Associate at The Read More