Press Releases

Press Releases

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) to Announce 2018 CAPA Alcohol Prevention Heroes
3rd Annual CAPA Summit -- “Better Together” -- Takes Place at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities Los Angeles

October 10, 2018
En español

CAPA health & safety grassroots advocacy trumps nightlife industry’s profit grab

September 28, 2018
En español

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition Expands Citywide Outreach with Drug-Free Communities Grant
September 20, 2018

5th Annual Youth for Justice Summer Academy Concludes
August 24, 2018

Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill SB 905 Advances as Lawmakers Choose Bar Profits Over Public Health & Safety

August 16, 2018
En español

Senator Wiener Targets Riverside County for 4 a.m. Late Night Party Zones:
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Buys Into Expanded Drinking
(and Alcohol-Related Harm) in the Coachella Valley

August 10, 2018
En español

CA SB 905 Opponents Hold L.A. Press Event – “No Good Can Come From Serving Alcohol Until 4 a.m.”
“Only a Dumbass Would Value Nightlife Over All Life and Vote Yes for this Bill”

August 7, 2018
En español

MEDIA ADVISORY: L.A. Says NO to 4 a.m. Last Call
L.A. City Councilmember Koretz Hosts Press Event to Oppose SB 905
Residents of Los Angeles Will Not Be Lab Rats for Senator Wiener’s 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment

En español
August 3, 2018

Youth for Justice Summer Academy Begins in San Rafael
July 27, 2018

Public Health & Safety Kicked to the Curb as California Assembly Committee Approves Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment
Senator Wiener Insults Experts & Dismisses Data While Pushing His Own 'Junk Science'
June 29, 2018
En español  

Blockbuster Reports Destroy Arguments to Extend California Last Call to 4 a.m.
SB 905 Author Accused of Spreading ‘Junk Science'

June 23, 2018
En español

MEDIA ADVISORY: New Report Release: The Late-Night Threat: Science, Harms, and Costs ofExtending Bar Service Hours -- 4 a.m. Bar Bill Opponents to Rally

June 18, 2018
En español

California State Senate Demonstrates Government Under the Influence
27- 9 Floor Vote Approves SB 905 – the Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment

May 31, 2018
En español

Invitation: Attend Oglala Lakota Homeland Victory Celebration & Sobriety Social Gathering
Event Marks One-Year Anniversary of Alcohol Sales Ending in Whiteclay Nebraska

April 29, 2018 
En español

4th Annual Marin Youth Leaders Summit Scheduled Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Alcohol Justice
April 27, 2018
En español

Alcohol Justice to Present at Alcohol Policy 18 Conference, Washington, DC

Evidence to Action / Building an Evidence-Based Social Movement
April 11-13, 2018

California Senate Committee Chooses Commerce Over Public Health & Safety by Approving the Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill
L.A. May Say NO WAY!

March 14, 2018
En español


Community Rally to Protest State Senator Ricardo Lara’s Support of SB 905 –The Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Experiment

March 11, 2018
En español

Los Angeles Community Town Hall on the 4 a.m. Bar Bill Concludes:
4 a.m. Last Call Means No Safety, No Peace, No Control
California Lives Matter More Than Nightlife Commerce

March 10, 2018
En español

MEDIA ADVISORY: Los Angeles Community Town Hall on the 4 a.m. Bar Bill
Does a 4 a.m. Last Call Mean No Safety, No Peace, No Control?

March 7, 2018
En español

Big Game, Big Beer, Big Star (Matt Damon), Big Scam
AB InBev Marketing Masquerades as Philanthropy

February 1, 2018

Sacramento Burns with Sexual Harassment Hearings While State Senator Scott Wiener Fidles Again with 4 a.m. Last Call

November 28, 2017
En español

Senate Tax Bill Delivers $642 Million Turkey for Boston Beer and Friends
Sen. Rob Portman - Amendment Author - Banks Big Bucks from Big Alcohol
En español
November 20, 2017
En español

California's 4 A.M. Last Call Bill 86'd for Now

Public health & safety grassroots advocacy trumps nightlife industry's push for greater profit.
September 22, 2017

Alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer risk

September 7, 2017
En español  

Last Call for Wiener's 4 a.m. Bar Bill
Assembly Appropriations Committee Guts SB 384, Study Bill Proposed

September 1, 2017
En español

Community members rally against 4 a.m. bar closing
They Want Public Safety Over Alcohol Profits
August 22, 2017  --  Press Release
En español

Community rallies against 4 a.m. bar closing

Public Safety Over Alcohol Profits
August 18, 2017  --  Media Advisory
En español

Youth For Justice Summer Academy Begins Monday, July 24th at Alcohol Justice in San Rafael's Canal Neighborhood

July 21, 2017
En español 

Over-Concentration, Over-Consumption, and a Plague of Alcohol-Related Harm Do Not A World Class City Make

June 27, 2017
En español

MEDIA ADVISORY: Southern California Public Health & Safety Advocates To Rally Against Proposed 4 A.M. Last Call For Bars, Restaurants, and Clubs

June 25, 2017
En español

California State Senate Busted for GUI - Government Under the Influence - of Big Alcohol
27-9 Floor Vote Approves Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Chooses Night Life Over All Life

June 2, 2017

Deceptive Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 is a $321 Million Dollar Federal Gift to Big Alcohol
May 25, 2017
En español

Activists Count Coup on Whiteclay Liquor Stores
April 29, 2017

Battle for Whiteclay: Decision Day for Deadly Alcohol Sales - Media Availability

April 4, 2017
En español

CA Senate Committee Turns Blind Eye to Public Health & Safety, Approves Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill

March 29, 2017
Spanish version

PLATICA COMUNITARIA - Conozca sus Derechos; Community Forum - Know Your Rights

March 10, 2017

Cristina Garcia and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Introduce 'Common Cents Tax Reform' Act to End the Diapers & Feminine Health Products Tax
March 9, 2017

Dangerous 4 a.m. Bar Bill Provokes Immediate Statewide Opposition
CAPA Campaign to STOP California State Senator Wiener's SB 384 hits the ground running

February 16, 2017
Spanish version

A-B InBev Resurrects Zombie Spuds to Pitch Suds

February 4, 2017
Spanish version

Hey Bud, You Bailed on the Olympics -- Now Bail on NFL's Big Game
January 26, 2017
Spanish version

A 25 Cents Beer Tax Would Solve Governor Brown's $1.6 Billion Budget Deficit

January 10, 2017
Spanish version

MEDIA ADVISORY: Pine Ridge Native American Activists and Supporters Weigh In On Nebraska Senator Patty Pansing Brooks' Multi-Faceted Approach to End the Alcohol-Related Public Health an Safety Disaster in Whiteclay

October 10, 2016

Governor Brown Sends Mixed Message on Youth Alcohol Prevention: Powdered Alcohol Banned, But Free Booze Allowed at Barbershops & Beauty Parlors
September 27, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Walt Ranch Deforestation Protest - Hall Winery, Saint Helena, CA
September 10, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth For Justice to Protest at San Rafael 18-8 Fine Men's Salon, Will Ask Governor Brown to VETO AB 1322

September 9, 2016

CA Public Health Advocates Hopeful About ABC Changes
September 7, 2016
Spanish version

"Alcohol Belongs in Saloons, Not Salons!" Los Angeles and Lafayette rallies ask Governor Brown to VETO AB 1322

August 12, 2016
Spanish version

MEDIA ADVISORY: Youth say, "Cut my hair, not my liver" as Los Angeles and Lafayette rallies, ask Governor Brown to VETO AB 1322
August 12, 2016
Spanish version

Youth for Justice Academy Kicks-Off in San Rafael's Canal Neighborhood
Two weeks of leadership training on good nutrition, physical exercise, drug & alcohol prevention and direct action

July 25, 2016
Spanish version

California Senate GO Committee Passes AB 1554 to Ban Powdered Alcohol
Public Health and Safety Rule the Day

June 14, 2016
Spanish version

California Assembly GO Committee Passes SB 819 to Ban Powdered Alcohol
Palcohol Promoter Mark Phillips' Profit Motives Trumped by Public Health and Safety Concerns

June 8, 2016
Spanish version

California Powdered Alcohol Ban Scheduled for Key Committee Vote
In Person: Palcohol Promoter vs. Public Health

June 7, 2016

Advocates Tell Budweiser 'America is Not For Sale'
May 23, 2016

Youth For Justice Hold Annual Youth Leader Summit This Saturday at Alcohol JusticeFood, Music, Facilitated Sharing, Medicinal Herb Gardening, Alcohol & Marijuana Prevention

April 29, 2016

Supermajority of States Bans Powdered Alcohol
94% of California Legislators Suppport the Ban

April 28, 2016
Spanish version

California Assembly Committee Delivers 2nd Punch to Powdered Alcohol, Passes AB 1554 to Ban the Product in the State
April 6, 2016
Spanish version

Powerful California Senate Committee Passes SB 819 to Ban Powdered Alcohol
March 8, 2016

Spanish version

Groups to Alcohol Industry: Stop Advertising to Kids
Alcohol Industry Fails to Protect Youth From Harmful Alcohol Ads
February 25, 2016

Boycott Circle K San Rafael, Youth Demand Alcopop-Free Zone®
February 12, 2016

Mike's Hard Lemonade & 21st Century Fox are in the Alcohol Justice Doghouse for Threatening Youth
Deadpool Film Character Pitches Alcopops

February 12, 2016
Spanish version

California Legislators Introduce Two Bills to Ban Powdered Alcohol
Public Health & Safety Organizations Pledge Support
California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) Launches

January 5, 2016
Spanish version

CalBoozeBuster App Wins Innovation Award by California Alcoholic Beverage Control
Alcohol Justice's Bruce Lee Livingston Takes First Prize
December 16, 2015

ALCOPOPS: Sweet, Cheap, and Dangerous to Youth
Alcohol Justice report urges crackdown on flavored malt beverage market

December 15, 2015
Spanish version 

DC Metro One of 18 Major US Transit Districts With a Current Ban on Alcohol Ads
Proposed policy change would shift burden of cost to taxpayers and expose countless young people to excessive alcohol advertising

November 17, 2015

Boycott Circle K San Rafael - Youth Demand Alcopop-Free Zone®

September 24, 2015
Spanish version

San Francisco County Jail Hosts REEL Recovery Film Festival, Innovative National Recovery Month Program Offers Inspiration & Hope
September 16, 2015
Spanish version

Pinkwashed alcohol products & promotions exposed in new study, Alcohol is a known & avoidable contributor to breast cancer, Alcohol Justice spotlights problems & dangers of pinkwashing
September 14, 2015
Spanish version

Long-Shot California Alcohol Tax Increase Bill - ABX2-18 - Gains Momentum & Support

September 11, 2015
Spanish version

Drug Take-Back Ordinance to be Introduced at Marin County Board of Supervisors Meeting. Alcohol Justice, Youth for Justice and San Rafael Alcohol & Drug Coalition will Offer Support
July 27, 2015

Alcohol Justice Releases New Report on Marin County's Alcohol Environment: Harm, Costs, Policies, & Community Resources
July 14, 2015
Spanish version

Robin Williams Tribute, Brilliant Short FIlms, and Live Stand-Up Comedy Highlight Final Day of 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - San Francisco Bay Area
June 14, 2015

The Struggle to Stop Whiteclay Nebraska's Alcohol Bootlegging
San Francisco REEL Recovery Film Festival Panel & Documentary: Radical Resistance Tour: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
June 13, 2015

Tonight - A World Premiere of Michael DeLeon's "An American Epidemic" and the San Francisco Premiere of Daniel Baldwin's "The Wisdom to Know the Difference" @ The REEL Recovery Film Festival - New People Cinema, San Francisco
June 12, 2015

Peter Coyote In Person to Introduce the San Francisco Premiere of GIRL ON THE EDGE2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival Kicks-Off Thursday 6/11/15 @ New People Cinema pdf09/06/2015
Spanish version
June 9, 2015

Nicole Boxer In Person to Present Her Film "HOW I GOT PVER" at the 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium, San Francisco Bay Area. June 12-14, 2015 Marin Schedule also Includes a World Premiere of Kids Are Dying, and a Robin Williams Tribute.
Spanish version
June 4, 2015

Six Premieres Among 18 Great Films at the 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - San Francisco & San Rafael, California June 11-14, 2015 - Tickets Available Now
June 2, 2015

The Struggle to Stop Whiteclay Nebraska's Alcohol Bootlegging; Denver REEL Recovery Film Festival Panel and Premiere of Documentary Radical Resisance Tour: Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Spanish version
May 27, 2015

Tickets Are Now On Sale for the 2nd Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium - San Francisco Bay Area Edition
Alcohol Justice and Writers In Treatment Present Four-Day Event: June 11-14, 2015
Spanish version

May 14, 2015

CA Assembly Committee Allows Unlicensed, Unregulated, Unrestricted, Free Booze at Beauty Parlors and Barber Shops
Public health and safety take a major hit as Government Under the Influence of Big Alcohol (GUI) turns a blind eye to alcohol-related harm.
April 10, 2015

Solicitan prohibición de urgencia contra el alcohol en polvo en California
March 18, 2015

Emergency Ban on Powdered Alcohol in California Requested
Alcohol Justice Predicts Huge Dangers to Young People
March 18, 2015

Alcohol Justice reporta programa de recogida de medicamentos impuesto a las grandes farmacéuticas de San Francisco
Dirigentes de Salud, Atención a Adultos Mayores y Medio Ambiente agradecen a la Junta de Supervisores de San Francisco
March 10, 2015

Drug Take-Back Program Forced on Big Pharma in San Francisco
Health, Senior and Environmental Leaders Thank SF Board of Supervisors

March 10, 2015

Eason Ramson, Former SF 49ers Super Bowl Champion, Talks to Alcohol Justice About Alcohol, Drugs, Football, and Kids
January 30, 2015

Orange County Youth-Led Community Grassroots Effort Stops Alcohol Sales in Movie Theater
January 24, 2015

Las casetas de autobús de Los Ángeles menos los anuncios de bebidas es igual a una victoria de la salud pública sobre la industria de las bebidas alcohólicas
January 21, 2015



Oglala Sioux President at REEL Recovery Film Festival – Los Angeles
October 28, 2014

Alcopops Day of the Dead, Youth Protest Deadly Alcohol Products

October 23, 2014

Alcohol Justice Researchers Publish New Articles on State Alcohol Excise Taxes and Alcohol Ads on Public Transit in Journal of World Medical and Health Policy

September 24, 2014

Alcohol Justice Says Roger Goodell and Anheuser-Busch InBev Blame Personal Conduct, Ignore Alcohol Policies and Sponsorship
September 21, 2014

Despite Massive Lobbying by Clear Channel and JCDecaux, Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads on Public Property in Los Angeles Urges City Planning and Land Use Management Committee to Say No to Outdoor Alcohol Ads at LAX
August 25, 20144

Youth for Justice Summer Academy Wraps-Up In San Rafael’s Canal Neighborhood

August 15, 2014

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition and Youth for Justice to Demonstrate at Mi Pueblo and Circle K to Demand an End to Alcopops Sales in the Canal Neighborhood
August 8, 2014

California Farmers’ Markets are for Fresh Food, Not Wine Tasting 
May 29, 2014

No Shortage of Shorts at REEL Recovery Film Festival
April 21, 2014

Two World Premieres at REEL Recovery Film Festival on Saturday, April 26
April 14, 2014

Wells Fargo to Sponsor REEL Recovery Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area Edition
March 27, 2014

Four Loko Submits to Advertising Restrictions
March 26, 2014

California Retailers Push Alcopops, Tobacco and Sugary Beverages
March 5, 2014

Oglala Lakota Nation’s 41st Annual Wounded Knee Occupation
February 28, 2014
For events occurring March 1-2, 2014

Alcohol Is A Leading Cause of Cancer, Even With Moderate Use
February 26, 2014

Los Angeles City Council Budget & Finance Committee to Vote on Motion to
Draft Ordinance Banning Alcohol Ads on L.A. Public Property
February 8, 2014

Building Momentum to Prevent Alcohol Advertising On Public Property
February 3, 2014

Big Alcohol's Big Game Plan
January 30, 2014

Alcohol Justice To Bring REEL Recovery Film Festival To San Francisco Bay Area During National Alcohol Awareness Month In Partnership with Writers In Treatment
January 28, 2014

Seven Challenges to Big Alcohol's Power in 2014
January 2, 2014


According to United Coalition East Prevention Project, Skid Row Housing Trust, Provider of Housing for the Homeless in Los Angeles, Seeks to Sell Booze to Profit from Addiction in Skid Row
December 9, 2013

Women and Girls Suffer Alcohol-Related Violence
November 24, 2013

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition to Hold Town Hall Meeting
November 8, 2013

Diageo Admits Targeting 18-24 Year Olds for Red Stripe Alcopop
November 7, 2013

Youth Still Harrassed by Alcohol Ads on America's Public Transit
October 25, 2013

Alcohol Justice to Release New National Report on Alcohol Advertising on Public Transit
October 23, 2013

Senator Alex Padilla Takes Alcohol Ads on Public Property From Bad to Worse with SB 31
September 12, 2013

San Rafael Alcohol and Drug Coalition Sponsored by Alcohol Justice Awarded Federal Drug Free Community Grant
September 9, 2013

Women's Day For Peace March to End Illegal Alcohol Activity at Whiteclay, Nebraska
August 29, 2013

Pine Ridge, South Dakota Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer to Meet with Nebraska Governor Heineman, Legislators and Liquor Control Commission to Find Solutions to End Illegal Alcohol Sales on the Border at Whiteclay
July 7, 2013

Field of White Crosses At Zero Tolerance Camp on the Border of White Clay, NE Symbolize Pine Ridge Native Americans Harmed by Alcohol
May 24, 2013

Los Angeles City Council Public Safety Committee Moves to Ban Alcohol Ads From Public Property
May 24, 2013

Drunk Driving Standards Need Toughening Says Alcohol Justice
May 14, 2013

Native American Youth Stage Pine Ridge, South Dakota Alcohol Blockade
May 2, 2013

Last Call for Leno's 4 a.m. Bar Bill
April 23, 2013

4 a.m. Bar Bill Draws Opposition in Sacramento
April 22, 2013

Alcohol Justice Announces Youth Video Winners

April 12, 2013

“Stop 4 a.m. Bar Bill” Says New Coalition: Rally at Los Angeles City Hall Against California SB 635
April 8, 2013

Pine Ridge Liberation Day Event Turns into Alcohol-Related Showdown in Whiteclay Nebraska
March 1, 2013

Duran Duran's John Taylor Honored by Writers in Treatment at 'Experience, Strength and Hope' Event 

February 14, 2013

Four Loko Frat Boys Spanked by Federal Trade Commission
February 13, 2013

Big Alcohol Tearing Down California's Alcohol Regulations
February 5, 2013
Alcohol Justice CEO on How to Prevent Violence After the Har-bowl
January 31, 2013
Free Our Sports™ Youth Film Festival Video Contest Launched
January 28, 2013

Saturday Smack Down at San Rafael Circle K
January 25, 2013
Big Bowl Vote 2013 - Surveys Underage Appeal of Superbowl Alcohol Ads
January 16, 2013

Easy $642 Million Proposed for California Budget
January 9, 2013

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