Alcohol Justice to Release New National Report on Alcohol Advertising on Public...

Alcohol Justice to Release New National Report on Alcohol Advertising on Public Transit

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz to Renew Call to Pass Ordinance Banning Alcohol Ads on L.A. Public Property


ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Alcohol Justice, youth,
adults, and community organizations that make up the Coalition to Ban Alcohol
Ads on Public Property in Los Angeles

will hold a press conference Friday, October 25, 2013, to release a new report
on the state of alcohol advertising on public transit titled “These Bus
Ads Don’t Stop for Children.”
 They will also encourage passage of a
local ordinance supported by Council Member Paul Koretz to prohibit alcohol
advertising on city-owned and controlled property.






Press Conference



Friday, October 25, 2013  9:00 AM



Angeles City Hall, West 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


Who: Speakers Include:


  • Kurtwood Smith, Actor, Activist, MC of event

  • Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember

  • Sarah Blanch – Project Manager, Institute for Public Strategies

  • Ruben Rodriguez, Executive Director, Pueblo y Salud, Inc.

  • Janice Boafo – Project Coordinator and Program Operations Supervisor,
    Tarzana Treatment Center

  • Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director / CEO, Alcohol Justice

  • Terry Marquez, Chair, Boyle Heights Stakeholders Association, NW

  • Jerry Grenard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Community and Global
    Health, Claremont Graduate University

  • Dennis Hathaway, President, Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight

  • John O. Whitaker, Jr., CDS, CATC II, President, Paso Por Paso

  • Kevin M. Key, Community Organizer, United Coalition East Prevention Project




  • Lawmakers should work to ban alcohol advertising on property that government
    controls, including public transportation vehicles and street furniture and
    restrict alcohol advertising in out-of-home locations elsewhere as well

  • Families and youth utilize city owned and controlled property on a daily
    basis, such as school buildings, recreation centers, libraries and bus

  • Last December, UCLA, Center for Alcohol Marketing to Youth, & Dr. Jonathan
    Fielding submitted clear and compelling evidence that alcohol advertising on
    city owned property encourages youth alcohol consumption which leads to harm

  • The L.A. County Department of Public Health has recommended reducing alcohol
    advertising in public spaces and in areas commonly seen by minors as a way
    to help discourage underage drinking

  • The City of Los Angeles should play a positive role in reducing
    exposure to alcohol ads to protect youth and reduce alcohol-related harm to
    all residents and visitors of Los Angeles

  • Despite claims of economic necessity, revenue from alcohol ads comprises
    less than 1% of reporting agencies’ operating revenue


Coalition Members include:


  • American Indian Movement – WEST

  • Alcohol Justice

  • Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.

  • Boyle Heights Stakeholders Association

  • Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe & Drug Free Community

  • California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

  • Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight

  • Community Coalition

  • Institute for Public Strategies

  • Koreatown Youth & Community Center

  • Mexican History Foundation

  • Mothers of East L.A. (MELA)

  • Personal Involvement Center, Inc.

  • P3 Partnership for a Positive Pomona

  • Phoenix House

  • Pillar of Fire Church

  • Paso por Paso

  • Pueblo y Salud

  • Saving Lives Drug and Alcohol Coalition

  • Sycamore Grove School

  • Tarzana Treatment Centers & AWARE Coalition

  • United Coalition East Prevention Project

  • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union

  • Women Against Gun Violence

  • Writers In Treatment


Supporters include


  • Michael & Kitty Dukakis, former Massachusetts Governor & First Lady

  • Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council

  • California Council on Alcohol Problems

  • California Alliance for Retired Americans

  • Center for Living and Learning

  • County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators’ Association of California

  • Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition

  • Cri-Help

  • Day One Pasadena

  • Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick

  • Monsignor John Moretta

  • NCADD East San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys

  • Public Citizen

  • Resurrection Church Neighborhood Watch – Los Angeles

  • San Fernando Valley Partnership

  • Venice Neighborhood Council


More Information go to:




Michael Scippa 415 548-0492


events occurring October 25, 2013
Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336


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Alcohol Justice to Release New National Report on Alcohol Advertising on Public Transit