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With the 2016 election only one week away, NAMA’s Government Affairs Team is excited to provide members with up-to-date election coverage. It is important that the industry participates in the upcoming election and you exercise your right to vote. We encourage those who are attending the Coffee, Tea and Water Show to vote early or vote by absentee ballot depending on your state’s laws.
In an effort to educate the industry on the upcoming election, we’ve provided links below with background information on races ranging from President to Governor and ballot initiatives that are being voted on in many states across the country. We hope that you find this information useful as you research candidates and issues.
Presidential Election – An Election Chartbook
U.S. Senate – Seats Up for Election and Race Details
U.S. House – 2016 House Seats In Play
U.S. House Map – 38 Races That Could Be Close
Governor’s Races – Five Seats Most Likely to Flip
State Ballot Initiatives – Minimum Wage to Health Care
The industry is also reminded that voters in four cities will be voting on proposals to tax sugar sweetened beverages. Three California municipalities — San Francisco, Oakland and Albany — are slated to vote on a soda tax of a penny per ounce. Boulder, Colorado could double that if voters OK a 2 cents per ounce tax. So far, only Berkeley, Calif., has enacted such a tax with voter approval, voting in a 1-cent-per-ounce tax in the 2014 election.
As always, thank you for your support for NAMA’s advocacy efforts and participating in next week’s election.
- Eric Dell
SVP, Government Affairs