Alliance Statement in Response to Bill Withdrawal

From: 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. Read More

Alliance for an Affordable DC Statement May 19th, 2021

From: 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. Read More

Alliance For An Affordable DC Statement Against SSB Tax

From: 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. Read More

Statement by the Alliance for an Affordable DC on the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

From: Alliance for an Affordable DC, February 5th, 2020. Today, DC Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt released the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) affirming the city’s strong fiscal health outlook with “no material weaknesses or significant deficiencies.” The 2019 CAFR marks the 23rd year DC has operated with a budget surplus. Read More

Letter: Pastors Oppose Community Tax

From: Alliance for an Affordable DC, January 31st, 2020. As District of Columbia faith leaders, one of our most important responsibilities is to ensure the well-being of our congregations and the community at large. We have always supported commonsense public policy measures that we feel improve the lives of those in our communities. Read More

Press Release: 200+ DC Community Unites in Opposition to Beverage Tax in Letter to DC Council

From: Alliance for an Affordable DC, January 30th, 2020. Today, 15 local food and entertainment organizations joined to express their opposition to the DC Council's beverage tax because it will dramatically increase prices on everyday beverages for working families and cost jobs. Read More

Press Release: 200+ Community Members & Local Business Owners Oppose DC Council’s Beverage Tax

From: Alliance for an Affordable DC, January 14th, 2020 The Alliance for an Affordable DC (The Alliance), a growing group of residents and small-business owners serving neighborhoods throughout the city, today announced its opposition to the DC Council's proposed beverage tax. Read More