Cities and Towns in Washington Lose Local Control

With the approval of I-1634 on earlier this month, local governments in Washington lost the ability to decide for themselves how to address health and safety needs in their community. Although this was not the result we were hoping for, we did want to take a moment and thank you for your support.

hero_image_alt_text===Little girl in a grocery story with sugar drinks behind her on the shelf
thumbnail_alt_text===Little girl in a grocery story with sugar drinks behind her on the shelf

We may have lost this one, but fortunately the vote does not affect Seattle’s existing sugary drinks tax. Although we are disappointed with the outcome of the election, it is heartening to know that the millions of dollars already benefiting local public health efforts from Seattle’s sugary drink tax will continue.

We are not giving up on our fight to build a healthier Washington. We will continue to work on policies that improve the health of our state. We expect 2019 to be a busy year in the legislature and we hope we can count on your continued support!

If you have family or friends who would be interested in helping us in 2019 please encourage them to register for You’re the Cure!

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