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.

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

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

In the News

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

Alliance Statement in Response to Bill Withdrawal

Afford DC, June 11, 2021

Our diverse coalition of working families, small business owners, faith organizations and labor leaders raised their voices to share the devastating economic consequences a new tax would have on DC residents, especially as our community begins to recover from the pandemic.

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Alliance for an Affordable DC Statement May 19th, 2021

Afford DC, May 19, 2021

As the D.C. Council Committee on Human Services prepares to hold a hearing today on a proposed beverage tax, hundreds of residents called for the Council to reject the tax because of the harm it will cause local small businesses, their employees and hard-working families.

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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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