Keep Seattle Livable For All

Here in Seattle we know keeping our city livable for all is a priority for our progressive town.

Now, it’s time to stand together against a threat that will send beverage prices soaring, hurt working families, and damage Seattle’s small businesses.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has proposed a massive tax on hundreds of beverages. This whopping 1.75-cent per ounce tax means beverages like soft drinks, juice drinks, diet beverages, energy drinks, sweetened teas and ready-to-drink coffee beverages would cost two to four times as much at the register.

What would the fallout of a beverage tax look like in our city? The reality is Seattle’s small businesses are already struggling under a heavy tax burden. These neighborhood grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and other small businesses employ more than 1.5 million people – and this new tax would put jobs in jeopardy.

If we want to keep Seattle livable, we need to stop taxes that disproportionately impact low-income families while exempting other high-end drinks like espresso. This tax exacerbates Seattle’s livability cost for many people already struggling to keep their heads above water.



Keep Seattle Livable For All

A coalition of local small businesses and Seattle residents urging the City Council to consider the damaging effects of such an intrusive beverage tax.



That’s why we created Keep Seattle Livable For All—a coalition of local small businesses and Seattle residents urging the City Council to consider the damaging effects of such an intrusive beverage tax. After all, we’re used to doing things our own way and it’s working just fine. We really don’t need local politicians taking us on a tax-and-spending spree. If this regressive money grab passes, what’s next? It could be anything from chocolate and ice cream to cereal and caramel macchiatos. So we say thanks, Mayor Murray—but no thanks.

Please join working families and small businesses from Seattle and urge the City Council to vote NO on the beverage tax.

Take action now!

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