We're the Alliance for an Affordable DC

The Alliance for an Affordable DC is a group of residents, businesses and community organizations actively opposing new taxes on everyday beverages and committed to protecting neighborhood businesses and jobs.

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Our members are proud DC residents, business owners and families who make our city a great place to live.

This beverage tax will not change anyone's behavior, but it will make things tougher for residents in a city trying to recover.

Peaches WatsonPeaches KitchenManor Park

I'm most worried about my customers. I can't afford to absorb this tax, which means I'll be forced to pass it along to them.

Tyrone CeleyCompact MarketTrinidad

The beverage tax would create an enormous burden on businesses like mine, who are already fighting to stay open.

Rosario GuzmanNim Ali Shukos & Antojitos Shaw

It is critically important that we stand together and fight taxes that harm our livelihoods.

Jess RockwellThe EleanorNOMA

In the News

Check out which Alliance members have been featured in the news.

Nightlife Venues Urge D.C. Council Bill Sponsors to Withdraw Newly Proposed Beverage Excise Tax

D.C. Nightlife Council, March 30, 2021

The D.C. Nightlife Council called on D.C. councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and Mary Cheh to withdraw their co-introduction of a proposed bill to impose an excise tax on a wide range of ‘sweetened beverages’ sold in the District.

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Alliance For An Affordable DC Statement Against SSB Tax

Afford DC, March 30, 2021

The Alliance for an Affordable DC strongly opposes the sugar-sweetened beverage tax legislation proposed by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. We urge the DC Council to do the right thing and reject this tax that will only hurt the people they purportedly want to help.

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448 businesses moved from Downtown DC in three months – how many more are next?

WUSA 9, March 17, 2021

U.S. Postal Service change of address form submissions show downtown businesses leaving, bringing down DC tax revenue. Data shows it could get worse.

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