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Grassroots Change empowers grassroots leaders to successfully build and sustain movements that improve health and safety at the community, state, and national levels. Public health movements grow from passion and the commitment to create real change in our nation’s health and safety. But effective movements need more than passion – they need smart strategy and the skills to connect and communicate. Grassroots Change connects dedicated leaders with the training, research and tools they need to advance their efforts on diverse public health issues, such as healthy families, violence prevention, and environmental justice.
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It may be a manic Monday, so we decided to produce our Preemption Watch Newsletter today! http://ow.ly/bG7w50uagIC
05/13/2019
Preemption Watch - Grassroots Change

It may be a manic Monday, so we decided to produce our Preemption Watch Newsletter today! http://ow.ly/bG7w50uagIC

Click on one of the eight issues below to see which states preempt local control to address that public health concern. Click on any state to see whether local authority has been preserved or preempted across all eight issues.

It's the first of May, which means you should take a break and catch up with our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter. htt...
05/01/2019
May 1, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

It's the first of May, which means you should take a break and catch up with our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter. http://ow.ly/G7vb50tBYRt

Alabama Arizona California Colorado Florida Illinois Iowa Louisiana Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New York North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington Wyoming Research Jennifer Pomeranz on Food Policy and Industry Tactics Driving Preemption....

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04/18/2019
April 17, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

You deserve a break, and this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter will keep you up-to-date! http://ow.ly/fw9e50qNGDa

Alabama California Colorado Florida Illinois Iowa Louisiana Maine Missouri Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington Research Property rights and rural justice: A study of U.S. right-to-farm laws Ashwood L, Diamond D, Walker F. Journal of...

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04/03/2019
April 3, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out here: http://ow.ly/Akrb50p13k3

Alabama California Colorado Florida Iowa Louisiana Maine Missouri Nevada North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington National Cooley Judicial Lecture: Respecting Local Control: State Law in the Federal System Reason.com, 3/28/2019 Judge Joan Larsen of the US Court of...

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03/21/2019
March 21, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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California Colorado Florida Louisiana Maine Minnesota Missouri Nevada Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina Utah Wyoming Research Tobacco industry involvement in children’s sugary drinks market Nguyen Kim H, Glantz Stanton A, Palmer Casey N, Schmidt Laura A. Tobacco industry involvement in children’s sug...

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out with all the public health news that's fit to print:  http://ow.ly/bduY30...
03/06/2019
March 6, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out with all the public health news that's fit to print: http://ow.ly/bduY30nWLph

California Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Kentucky Maine Maryland North Carolina Ohio South Carolina Utah West Virginia Research Combatting and Preventing Preemption: A Strategic Action Model. Bare M, Zellers L, Sullivan PA; Pomeranz JL, Pertschuk M. Journal of Public Health Management...

Check out our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter which includes research and references with the up-to-date Public Healt...
02/21/2019
February 21, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Check out our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter which includes research and references with the up-to-date Public Health News! http://ow.ly/mjV530nMYQQ

Research: New and Notable A few short years ago there was a lack of useful and practical research on preemption, whether federal, state, or both. Following the prodigious output of peer-reviewed research and publication by Jennifer Pomeranz of the College of Global Public Health, New York University...

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02/19/2019
February 19, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is here! Check it out and stay ahead of your colleagues: http://ow.ly/8Bdk30nL9ds

Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Maryland Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Texas Utah Washington Wyoming National Broadband & Wireless Local governments push back on FCC for 5G towers Pr...

The weekend is right around the corner, but don't forget to check out our latest Special Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/p...
02/15/2019
Special Report: New and Updated Preemption Research - Grassroots Change

The weekend is right around the corner, but don't forget to check out our latest Special Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/pdv930nIymW

Special Report: New and Updated Preemption Research, 2018-2019 Combatting and Preventing Preemption: A Strategic Action Model. Bare M, Zellers L, Sullivan PA; Pomeranz JL, Pertschuk M. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. March/April 2019;25:101–103. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000956....

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter features well-researched articles from some of our colleagues. Check it out here...
01/30/2019
January 30, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter features well-researched articles from some of our colleagues. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/q32t30nw8YF

California Idaho Iowa Michigan Nebraska New Jersey North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Texas Virginia Washington Wyoming Recent Research Facebook Live: Preemption in Public Health NYU College of Global Public Health Join us on a new Facebook Live in which we speak with Dr. Jennifer Pom...

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01/18/2019
January 18, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out for all the Public Health News here: http://ow.ly/fS5K30nmWJz

Colorado Florida Georgia Kansas Missouri New Hampshire North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wyoming Research “State Preemption: Threat to Democracy, Essential Regulation, and Public Health” Jennifer L. Pom...

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01/03/2019
January 3, 2019 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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Florida Michigan Missouri New Hampshire Ohio Tennessee Texas National Food and Nutrition WHY COULDN’T WASHINGTON STOP A SODA TAX BAN WHEN OREGON COULD? Sightline, 12/21/2018 The lack of coalition strength to fight Big Soda in Washington this November is evidence of a much larger problem: Washingto...

Our final Preemption Watch Newsletter for 2018 is here! Check it out so you can gear up for 2019. Enjoy:  http://ow.ly/P...
12/19/2018
December 19, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Our final Preemption Watch Newsletter for 2018 is here! Check it out so you can gear up for 2019. Enjoy: http://ow.ly/PG8T30n39mC

Arizona Florida Michigan Ohio Pennsylvania Texas Washington National Food and Nutrition How big food companies are using the gun and tobacco industry playbook to thwart bold public health laws New Food Economy, 12/6/2018 Preemption laws, once used to kill local smoking bans, are now being used to .....

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11/28/2018
November 28, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter. Just one more before the year's end! http://ow.ly/TtyC30mMX2a

Florida New Hampshire Texas Virginia National State Preemption of Food and Nutrition Policies and Litigation: Undermining Government’s Role in Public Health By Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Leslie Zellers, Michael Bare, Mark Pertschuk American Journal of Preventive Medicine, November 2018 Local government...

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11/16/2018
November 16, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

Yes, take some time to check out our Preemption Watch Newsletter so you can be up-to-date with all the Public Health news stories for the weekend: http://ow.ly/Z1Mu30mEevW

Colorado Oregon Pennsylvania Washington National Food and Nutrition The Beverage Industry Has Figured Out a Legal End Run Around Soda Taxes Mother Jones, 11/7/2018 Hampering local communities from enacting future soda taxes is more than just a public health concern, says Jennifer Pomeranz, an assist...

Ocoee High School in #Florida has a #FarmToSchool menu! “These are tower gardens that are growing a mix of lettuce, whic...
11/07/2018
New 'farm-to-school' menu at Ocoee H.S.

Ocoee High School in #Florida has a #FarmToSchool menu! “These are tower gardens that are growing a mix of lettuce, which is harvested on a regular basis by our students," Healthy Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle. http://ow.ly/32zj30mxiG7

A new “farm-to-school” menu at Ocoee High School is getting students excited about eating healthy. 

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10/31/2018
October 31, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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Colorado Florida Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Texas National Spotlight: Soda Tax Preemption Ballot Measures in Washington & Oregon Both Washington State and Oregon are facing soda industry funded initiatives on the November 6, 2018 ballot to preempt local soda taxes. Here are a few recent stories on...

New Jersey is encouraging students throughout the Garden State to eat, buy and grow fruits and vegetables from local far...
09/26/2018
Schools Encouraged to Serve Local Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

New Jersey is encouraging students throughout the Garden State to eat, buy and grow fruits and vegetables from local farms. Soon #FarmToSchool will be a reality for school districts establishing a Healthy Eating Lifestyle for students! http://ow.ly/TROS30lZe9d

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is celebrating a program that turns Jersey Fresh produce into learning lessons for students all across the Garden State.

Sometimes a Grassroots Movement starts with community members with a drive for change. They didn't have "experience," bu...
09/19/2018
How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won

Sometimes a Grassroots Movement starts with community members with a drive for change. They didn't have "experience," but a willingness to seek something greater for the safety of their environment. #Oregon #PesticideBan http://ow.ly/Hp4930lTeRv

Internal documents from a chemical industry trade group detail an elaborate plan to defeat a local ordinance banning aerial spraying of pesticides.

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09/19/2018
September 19, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is here. Check it out to stay up-to-date with all the public health news: http://ow.ly/i73930lTajb

California Colorado Florida Oregon Texas Utah Virginia Washington National Broadband US Chamber of Commerce calls on feds to preempt CA privacy law MarTech Today, 9/7/2018 Chemical Safety Local Pesticide Bans Face Political Opposition, Court Challenges Bloomberg News, 9/13/2018 House lawmakers are s...

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09/06/2018
September 6, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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California Florida Illinois Indiana New Jersey Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Tennessee Texas Washington New Preemption Watch Tools In August 2018, Grassroots Change and the College of Global Public Health at New York University completed six new and updated tools for understanding, tracking, and countering p...

Our own Mark Pertschuk: "...what was really important about the grassroots movement to ban smoking to protect nonsmokers...
08/30/2018
How Corporations Force States to Stifle Local Rule - WhoWhatWhy

Our own Mark Pertschuk: "...what was really important about the grassroots movement to ban smoking to protect nonsmokers in workplaces and then other places, transportation, was that as a political strategy it was almost identical to what’s happening today with local soda taxes." http://ow.ly/wNU130lCIfO

The American Beverage Association basically extorted California’s government into preempting the authority of cities and counties to impose soda taxes over the next 12 years. Unfortunately other large corporate interests are also using similar tactics to get what they want.

A grassroots approach towards establishing community farms and #FarmToSchools! The ReGenerative Roots Association is foc...
08/27/2018
FARM TO TABLE: Local nonprofit celebrates year of success | News, Sports, Jobs - The Nashua Telegraph

A grassroots approach towards establishing community farms and #FarmToSchools! The ReGenerative Roots Association is focused on ensuring the residents of #NewHampshire have a healthy and sustainable way of eating. http://ow.ly/3pf330lzHLh

NASHUA - One local nonprofit, ReGenerative Roots Association, is actively getting younger people involved with agriculture through different programs aimed at

Want to stay up-to-date with all the Public Health news stories while on vacation? Check out this week's Preemption Watc...
08/15/2018
August 15, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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Alabama Colorado Iowa Michigan Missouri Texas Washington Wisconsin National The Man Who Fought Monsanto Will Leave a Lasting Legacy Anna Lappe, Civil Eats, 8/13/2018 A San Francisco jury has ruled in the first court case against the chemical company Monsanto, finding that its signature products, gly...

Public Health advocates have a large enough task trying to establish Soda Taxes in communities across the country withou...
08/14/2018
John Oliver Fights Astroturfing on 'Last Week Tonight'

Public Health advocates have a large enough task trying to establish Soda Taxes in communities across the country without "Astroturfing" groups trying to mislead the public with false narratives like "grocery taxes." The American Beverage Association is the lead culprit in their attempt to eliminate Soda Taxes which helps garner the Healthy Kids Initiative. http://ow.ly/HnRJ30lpjQa

Astroturfing is when corporations or organizations try to present themselves as grassroots campaigners

Public-Health advocates are encouraged by the latest reports coming from Seattle's #SodaTax. Healthy food and early lear...
08/09/2018
Seattle soda tax brings in more than $10M in first six months

Public-Health advocates are encouraged by the latest reports coming from Seattle's #SodaTax. Healthy food and early learning programs are the beneficiaries of the tax. http://ow.ly/kOqK30llk8K

A survey conducted just before the tax took effect has found that most Seattle adults supported the measure, though the tax was less popular among black and Asian respondents and people with lower incomes.

Public-Health advocates are engaged in a Grassroots Movement for #SodaTaxes. While there was a set back legislatively in...
08/02/2018
California’s soda tax ban stalled a grassroots movement, but didn’t kill it

Public-Health advocates are engaged in a Grassroots Movement for #SodaTaxes. While there was a set back legislatively in #California, they continue to be forward thinkers for their next action supporting the #HealthyKids Initiative. http://ow.ly/7DZt30lfayT

Though still angry over the deal Sacramento lawmakers made with the sweetened beverage industry, children's health advocates are busy plotting a new course.

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07/26/2018
July 26, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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Alabama California Colorado Florida Hawaii Illinois Ohio New Jersey Pennsylvania Texas Virginia Washington National California banned new soda taxes. Could it happen in Pennsylvania? The Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/10/2018 California cities and towns are now banned from enacting taxes on soda — thank...

Georgia State graduate student Diana Myers engages her efforts in a #FarmToSchool Initiative for preschoolers! “I enjoy ...
07/18/2018
Nutrition Graduate Student Brings Farm to Preschool

Georgia State graduate student Diana Myers engages her efforts in a #FarmToSchool Initiative for preschoolers! “I enjoy seeing them share their knowledge about how a seed grows and becomes a plant and then how to cook and eat the fruit or vegetable." http://ow.ly/3qSD30l12Gl

Can nutrition students make an impact on young children’s eating habits later in life? Coordinated Program graduate student Diana Myers tries to teach children at a Forest Park preschool about where healthy foods originate.

Students are taking the lead this summer in their #FarmToSchool garden! “It’s cool to see how much stuff you can get out...
07/17/2018
Bethany student tends garden

Students are taking the lead this summer in their #FarmToSchool garden! “It’s cool to see how much stuff you can get out of a small plot of land,” -Bethany High School Student, http://ow.ly/IPQN30kZUBd

GOSHEN — Since June, a student at Bethany Christian Schools has taken on the responsibility of tending to the school garden during the summer. The garden is a part of

Don't forget to check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter with all the public health news stories that's fit to ...
07/11/2018
July 11, 2018 Preemption Watch Newsletter - Grassroots Change

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California Florida Montana North Carolina Ohio Texas Washington   Headline of the Week Big Soda Is the New Big Tobacco East Bay Express, 6/29/2018 Extortion. That’s what people called it—and that’s certainly what it was. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other beverage giants just held California hostage...

Sometimes, grassroots minded people and groups are the only avenue toward protecting the environment. While local govt's...
07/09/2018
Plastic pollution in Tampa Bay is bigger than straws. Here’s what local advocates are doing

Sometimes, grassroots minded people and groups are the only avenue toward protecting the environment. While local govt's cannot function due to #StatePreemption, it's up to grassroots advocates to take the lead. http://ow.ly/zWSP30kS7KZ

CLEARWATER BEACH — It began two years ago when Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber restaurant stopped using plastic foam cups and realized what a waste they had been all along.

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06/28/2018
Preemption Watch - Grassroots Change

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Click on any of the eight issues below to see which states preempt local control to address that public health concern. Click on a state to see whether local authority has been preserved or preempted across all eight issues.

All summer long, students in #Wisconsin will still be able to eat free meals thanks to @REAPMadison  #FarmToSchool conti...
06/19/2018
Community provides free meals for students all summer long

All summer long, students in #Wisconsin will still be able to eat free meals thanks to @REAPMadison #FarmToSchool continues to serve students even when school is out of session. http://ow.ly/DWN030kzC11

A free summer food program for students launched Monday afternoon providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to children 18 and under at 50 sites citywide.

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