Measure D – Berkeley’s soda tax – was supported by prominent, respected organizations and individuals in and beyond Berkeley. The list below contains a number of them.



African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
American Academy of Pediatrics – California
American Heart Association
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
Alameda County Public Health Commission
Berkeley Dental Society
Berkeley Pediatric Medical Group
California Dental Hygienists’ Association
California Nurses Association
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
California Public Health Association – North
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Healthy & Active Before 5
Healthy Black Families
Healthy & Active Before 5
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Lifelong Medical Care, Inc.
Kiwi Pediatrics Medical Group
Public Health Institute
Parents of Children of African Descent
Physicians for Social Responsibility, S.F. Bay Area
Prevention Institute


Berkeley NAACP
Latinos Unidos de Berkeley
Berkeley Federation of Teachers
California Federation of Teachers
YMCA of the Central Bay Area
The Ecology Center
ACLU Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter
Associated Students of the University of California Berkeley
Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative
Berkeley Council of Classified Employees
Berkeley Firefighters Association
Berkeley Local Public Employees Union One
Berkeley Media Studies Group
Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action
Berkeley Youth Alternatives
The Daily Californian (UC Berkeley’s Student-Run Newspaper)
East Bay Express Newspaper
LeConte Elementary School PTA
Longfellow Middle School PTA
Malcolm X Elementary School PTA
Oakland Tribune Newspaper
Options Recovery Services
Project Open Hand
Roots of Change
SF Bay Guardian News
Thousand Oaks Elementary School PTA
Urban Adamah Jewish Community Farm
Youth Spirit Artworks
18 Reasons


Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee
Berkeley Citizen Action
Berkeley Democratic Club
Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
East Bay Young Democrats
Gray Panthers Berkeley/East Bay
League of Women Voters Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville
John George Democratic Club
National Women’s Political Caucus – Alameda North
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club


Monterey Market
The Natural Grocery Company
Bette’s Oceanview Diner
Cafe Leila, Berkeley
Guerilla Cafe
Smoke BBQ, Berkeley
Westbrae Biergarten


Mayor Tom Bates
District 1 Councilmember, Linda Maio,
District 2 Councilmember, Darryl Moore
District 3 Councilmember Max Anderson
District 4 Councilmember, Jesse Arreguin
District 5 Councilmember, Laurie Capitelli
District 6 Councilmember, Susan Wengraf
District 7 Councilmember, Kriss Worthington
District 8 Councilmember, Gordon Wozniak
Berkeley School Board President, Joshua Daniels
Berkeley School Board Member, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
Berkeley School Board Member, Karen Hemphill
Berkeley School Board Member, Judy Appel
Berkeley School Board Member, Julie Sinai


District 1 City Council candidate, Alejandro Soto-Vigil
District 7 City Council candidate, Sean Barry
District 8 City Council candidate, George Beier
District 8 City Council candidate, Lori Droste
District 8 City Council candidate, Jacquelyn McCormick
District 8 City Council candidate, Mike Alvarez Cohen
Berkeley School Board candidate, Ty Alper


Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley*
Loni Hancock, California State Senator*
Nancy Skinner, California State Assembly member*
Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors*
Elizabeth Echols, Candidate for California State Assembly
Tony Thurmond, Candidate for California State Assembly
Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley*
Alice Waters, Founder, Edible Schoolyard Project; Executive Chef, Founder, and Owner of Chez Panisse
Anna Blythe Lappe, Small Planet Institute
Alice Walker, Author
Martin Bourque, Executive Director, Ecology Center
Xavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Dr. Lynn Silver, Senior Advisor, Public Health Institute
Rev. Dr. Marvin Peoples, Pastor, Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church*
Rev. Kieran Healy, St. Mary Magdalen Parish-Berkeley*
Dr. Paul M. Martin, President, American Baptist Seminary of the West*
Rev. Michael Smith, McGee Ave. Baptist Church*
Cornell C. S. Wheeler, Pastor, Missionary Church of God in Christ*
Dr. Vicki Alexander, Berkeley City Health Director, Retired
Ann-Marie Hogan, Auditor, City of Berkeley*
Shirley Issel, Former Berkeley School Board President
John Tango Iverson, Singer/Activist, ACT UP East Bay & Occupy AIDS
Hon. Carole Davis Kennerly, former Berkeley Vice Mayor
Marty Lynch, CEO of LifeLong Medical Care
Marian Mabel, Co-President, Malcolm X PTA
Joshua Room, Co-President, Malcolm X PTA
Joy Moore, Garden educator and community food activist
Chris Peeples, Director at Large, Board of Directors, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District*
Dr. Jeff Ritterman, cardiologist and former Richmond City Council member
Holly Scheider, parent and public health activist
Clancey Bateman, Consultant, John Snow, Inc.*
William Haar, Program Coordinator, Prevention Institute
Emily Warming, Healthy & Active Before 5
Lisa Nguyen, Healthy & Active Before 5
Rhea Elina Laughlin, Healthy & Active Before 5
Cally Martin, Healthy & Active Before 5
Tonya D. Lowe, Healthy & Active Before 5
Sarah Nelson, 18 Reasons
Lauren Brightwell, Contra Costa Child Care Council*
Viola Lujan, La Clinica de La Raza*
John F. Jonas, Contra Costa Child Care Council*
Valentina Loreto-Ashleu, Contra Costa Health Services*
Michell Nadoo, Contra Costa College Early Learning Center*
Yasmin Ahmed, Building Blocks for Kids Richmond*
Sarah Rios-Hacegaba, Building Blocks for Kids Richmond*
Mary Helen Rocha, Brighter Beginnings*
Sandra Scherer, Monument Crisis Center*
Ana Villalobos, Monument Impact*
Lisa Stephens, Chair, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board; Former Chair, Parks & Recreation Commission*
Marianne Balini
Sophia Koessel Talbot
Katharine Mason
Diana Camacho
*affiliation is for identification purposes only