give back Coca-Cola’s money

commons-blog: Coca-Cola Lobbyist Joins National PTA Board “A prominent lobbyist and pr flak employed by the Coca-Cola company has been tapped by the PTA to join its National Board of Directors, giving the company significant influence over an organization with a long history of participating in public school policy. The New York Times reported that John H. Downs, Jr., the company’s chief lobbyist and senior vp for public affairs, joined the PTA board on June 23.” Commercial Alert has an overview of the issue.

We urge you to give back Coca-Cola’s money. Then the National PTA will be able to speak with an uncompromised voice about health effects of junk food, and carry out its worthy mission.
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