Coalition for the Prevention of Alcohol Problems
1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 300
Washington, DC 20009
Letter: CPAP urges the 109th Congress to RAISE (not lower) Alcohol Taxes.
Updated March 25, 2005
Representatives of CPAP member organizations met with Treasury Department officials on May 14, 2003 to express concerns about the harmful economic and public health implications of proposals to reduce federal excise taxes on beer and other alcoholic beverages. Organizations represented at the meeting included CSPI, the Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery, and the Consumer Federation of America. Participants urged the administration to oppose reductions in federal excise taxes on beer and other alcoholic beverages, and instead consider options to increase them.
CPAP Members Meet with Treasury Department on Alcohol Taxes (left to right): Art Jaeger, Consumer Federation of America, Rev. Jesse Brown, Jr., National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery, Rebecca Sanchez, Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Kimberly Miller, Alcohol Policies Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Katherine Grincewich, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Posted 5 June 2003
The Coalition for Prevention of Alcohol Problems (CPAP) met on December 3rd to discuss alcohol policy issues and the 108th Congress. The Coalition agreed to continue working on the same three primary issues it covered in the 107th Congress:
Advocating alcohol advertising reforms
Opposing alcohol tax cuts
Pursuing legislation to implement a national media campaign to reduce underage drinking
Washington-based CPAP members will begin meeting with committee staff in January on tax and advertising issues, and CSPI will issue action alerts on those two issues. The Coalition and its Hill allies will work on the introduction of new legislation to implement the recommendations in the National Academy of Science report to be released in May or June 2003.
Posted 15 January 2003
Letter: CPAP members counter beer industry attacks on major underage drinking report.
CPAP Letter to House and Senate Opposing Alcohol Tax Cuts (January 17, 2003).