CARECEN SF builds community power through advocacy to defend the rights and forge the aspirations of ALL immigrants—people in the United States and in our countries of origin.
Here are some examples of how CARECEN SF's advocacy work:
CARECEN SF’s Health Promotions Program was a key partner and active member of the 2016 San Francisco Soda Tax Campaign. Proposition V, which taxes distributors of soda and other sugary drinks, was passed in the November 2016 election to overwhelming support by the public. Sugary drinks have been directly linked to obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and liver diseases. CARECEN SF is actively engaged in planning for the implementation of the ordinance.