November 14, 2016
THEY VOTED “NO”, NOW LET’S SHOW THEM SOME GRATITUDE
These days, it has been a challenge to convince many elected officials to stand with employers and protect jobs in a meaningful way. The sweetened beverage tax debate was a perfect opportunity for Cook County Board Members to vote against a tax that will make our border retailers vulnerable, will be very difficult and expensive to administer and ultimately cost jobs at both the retail and distribution levels.
Elected officials often ask us what they can do to attract and retain businesses. And while TIF resources and tax incentives are always appreciated, voting NO against proposals that harm the viability of existing businesses is one of the best ways to show employers that Cook County is a place where they are welcome.
Below, please find a list of Cook County Commissioners that voted NO on the sweetened beverage tax. Please find some time this week to thank the Commissioners where you have stores for their NO vote.
Commissioner Richard Boykin
Commissioner John Fritchey
Commissioner Bridget Gainer
Commissioner Gregg Goslin
Commissioner Sean Morrison
Commissioner Timothy Schneider
Commissioner Peter Silvestri
Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski
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