Ax the Bev Tax

Who We Are

Ax the Bev Tax is a broad coalition of Philadelphia citizens, small business owners, restaurants, movie theaters and community organizations who are calling on councilmembers to repeal the unfair and costly beverage tax.

What We Believe

Philadelphia’s working families are having enough trouble making ends meet, and our local small businesses are unfairly burdened by a tax that sends customers outside the city. The beverage tax has sent prices skyrocketing on people who can least afford it. It has created a severe financial burden on small businesses that are an integral part of the community – businesses that have long been strong contributors to the city’s jobs, incomes and economic health. The indictment of union leader Johnny “Doc” Dougherty and Councilmember Bobby Henon further proves that this no longer Kenney’s “signature win”, but a corrupt tax enacted to destroy jobs. Elected officials should work toward and implement policies that lift families out of poverty—not create new food deserts that deprive residents of access to groceries.

We believe city officials should repeal this destructive policy to avoid causing further harm to Philadelphia.

Take a stand and tell city councilmembers to repeal the tax! Contact these members and let your voice be heard!


District Council Members


DARRELL L. CLARKE
COUNCIL PRESIDENT, DISTRICT 5
(215) 686-3442, (215) 686-3443
@Darrell_Clarke

MARK SQUILLA
DISTRICT 1
(215) 686-3458, (215) 686-3459
@CMMarkSquilla

KENYATTA JOHNSON
DISTRICT 2
           (215) 686-3412, (215) 686-3413
@CouncilmanKJ

JANNIE BLACKWELL
DISTRICT 3
(215) 686-3418, (215) 686-3419
@CouncilwomanJLB

CURTIS JONES, JR.
DISTRICT 4
(215) 686-3416, (215) 686-3417
@Mr4thDistrict

BOBBY HENON
DISTRICT 6
(215) 686-3444, (215) 686-3445
@BobbyHenon

MARIA D. QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ
DISTRICT 7
(215) 686-3448, (215) 686-3449
@MariaQSanchez

CINDY BASS
DISTRICT 8
(215) 686-3424, (215) 686-3425
@cindybassphilly

CHERELLE PARKER
DISTRICT 9
(215) 686-3454, (215) 686-3455
@CherelleParker9
 

BRIAN J. O’NEILL
DISTRICT 10 & MINORITY LEADER
(215) 686-3422, (215) 686-3423
@ONeill4NEPhilly
 

Council Members At-Large


BLONDELL REYNOLDS BROWN
Majority Whip
(215) 686-3438, (215) 686-3439
@CouncilwomanBRB

ALLAN DOMB
(215) 686-3414, (215) 686-3415
@TeamDomb

DEREK GREEN
(215) 686-3450, (215) 686-3451
@CouncilmanDerek


WILLIAM K. GREENLEE
Majority Deputy Whip
(215) 686-3446, (215) 686-3447
@BillGreenlee215

HELEN GYM
(215) 686-3420, (215) 686-3421
@HelenGymAtLarge

DAVID OH
Minority Whip
(215) 686-3452, (215) 686-3453
@DavidOhPhilly
 

AL TAUBENBERGER
(215) 686-3440, (215) 686-3441
@TaubenbergerAl
 

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