Temporary COVID-19 alcohol deregulation should not become permanent!

Gov. Newsom: Public Health is More Important than Public Drinking, STOP Dangerous Alcohol Deregulation

Under the guise of “business relief,” long-standing, evidence-based alcohol regulations critical to public health and safety were relaxed during the COVID-19 crisis.

But with the pandemic's end in sight, it's time to acknowledge the existing level of alcohol-related harm, and stop ignoring the fact that permanently relaxing alcohol regulations will cause more harm than good.

Alcohol deregulation is a public policy failure causing our state great harm and financial loss. This failure disproportionately affects people of color and the economically disadvantaged. It is also places additional stress on public health delivery systems struggling to recover from COVID-19.

Gov. Newsom and our  legislators need to carefully reexamine the state's relationship to alcohol and VOTE NO on the following bills that will dangerously extend and expand alcohol deregulation:

SB 19 (Glazer)
SB 314 (Wiener)
SB 389 (Dodd)
SB 793 (Wiener)

AB 61 (Gabriel)
AB 631 (Bloom)
AB 1070 (Irwin)
AB 1242 (Bauer Kahan)

Nobody needs encouragement to consume more alcohol at this time. California already suffers too much from over-consumption. Dunk driving, violence, domestic abuse, financial problems, the risk for liver disease, breast cancer, depression, stroke and heart attack all increase with excessive drinking.

It's time to tell our elected leaders to provide relief for alcohol's harmful effects on our communities instead of increasing business profits and VOTE NO on:

SB 19 (Glazer)
SB 314 (Wiener)
SB 389 (Dodd)
SB 793 (Wiener)

AB 61 (Gabriel)
AB 631 (Bloom)
AB 1070 (Irwin)
AB 1242 (Bauer Kahan)

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