New Yorkers For Beverage Choices To Speak Out Against "Soda Ban" On City Hall Steps

Jul 20, 2012, 11:54 ET from New Yorkers for Beverage Choices

New Yorkers from across the city will voice their opposition to the proposed ban

NEW YORK, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by New Yorkers for Beverage Choices:

WHAT: On Monday, members of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices will host an event at City Hall encouraging New Yorkers to speak out against the proposed "soda ban." The gathering will feature business owners, City Council members, Teamsters and concerned New Yorkers discussing the consequences of the plan to limit the size of sugar-sweetened beverages to 16oz.

The coalition will also be delivering tens of thousands of petitions signed by New Yorkers from every corner of the city, protesting the ban and asserting their right to make their own beverage choices.

WHO: Liz Berman, Owner of Continental Food and Beverage, Inc. and Regional Chair for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Letitia James, City Council Member, District 36

Robert Jackson, City Council Member, District 7

Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Member, District 8

Daniel Halloran, City Council Member, District 16

Joe Vitta, Local 812, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

WHEN: Monday, July 23, 2012
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Steps of New York City Hall
260 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

New Yorkers for Beverage Choices is a coalition of concerned citizens and business owners who have united to take a stand against the Bloomberg Administration's proposed beverage size restrictions.  For more information about New Yorkers for Beverage Choice, please visit

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