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Second District PTA Endorses San Francisco Soda Tax

For Immediate release

February 11, 2014

Contact:                Michelle Parker


San Francisco PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Endorses the

San Francisco Soda Tax

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – The 2nd District San Francisco PTA voted to endorse the Soda Tax to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.  The measure, introduced by Supervisors Scott Wiener and Eric Mar, will add two pennies per ounce to any beverage of 12 ounces or more which contains added sugar totaling 25 or more calories.

The $31 million estimated revenue from the tax will fund active recreation and nutrition programs in SF public schools, Recreation and Park Department rec centers and sports programs, and food access and nutrition education through the Department of Public Health.

“The 2nd District PTA is first and foremost concerned that all our children are healthy and ready to learn,” stated Stephanie LeBeau, 2nd District PTA President and Presidio Middle School parent. “But, 31% of San Francisco’s children are overweight or obese, with 11 percent of their daily calories coming from sugary beverages. This measure will help reduce consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages and fund expanded active recreation and nutrition education. The Soda Tax is a win for our children, their families and our schools.”

The mission of the 2nd District California PTA is to improve the education, health and well-being of the children and families in San Francisco by advocating for and empowering individual school PTA’s. 

The 2nd District PTA’s endorsement allows San Francisco’s individual PTA’s to support the measure. San Francisco has 62 individual PTA’s, whose members are active on issues impacting schools and children’s health and welfare.

The 2nd District PTA joins a growing list of endorsers including the SF Parent Political Action Committee, the San Francisco Board of Education, recommended for endorsement by the United Educators of San Francisco Executive Board, the California Nurses Association, San Francisco Hospital Council, San Francisco Medical Society, State Senator Mark Leno, Assembly Members Tom Ammiano and Phil Ting, Board of Supervisor Members Scott Wiener, Eric Mar, Malia Cohen, John Avalos, David Chiu, and David Campos.


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