On Dec. 20, 2012 the Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads on Public Property testified during the Los Angeles City Council Public Comment period asking for an investigation into a possible conflict of interest. The family of the Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Mitchell Englander, receives money from alcohol ads on L.A. public property. The chair has refused to meet with coalition members and to move the motion out of his committee.
Family waiting for a bus in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City-Wide Action
Tell L.A. City Public Safety Committee-Move the Motion to Ban Alcohol Ads
In 2011, with your help, we banned alcohol ads from 6,000 bus benches in the City of Los Angeles. Now let’s ban alcohol ads completely from all Los Angeles public property. It’s time to mobilize, and organize to protect our children from “city-authorized” alcohol ads!
We can’t control all liquor and beer ads, but protecting kids from advertising on our city streets is important. We can put a stop to all city contracts that allow beer, wine and spirits ads in the City of Los Angeles.
The connection between youth exposure to alcohol ads and underage drinking is well documented. Quite simply, the more ads kids see, the more likely they are to drink, and to drink to excess.
We are asking the Los Angeles City Council to adopt an ordinance prohibiting any city contract from allowing alcohol advertisement on public property. Let’s mobilize, organize to protect our children from city-authorized alcohol ads!
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