The Utah Consumer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes consumer choice, consumer freedoms, and common-sense accountability in government.
The UCC advocates on behalf of Utah’s citizens and works to protect their rights from burdensome government regulation and special interest groups that manipulate Utah’s political landscape and lawmaking process.
Utah is a “controlled” alcohol State. More than 75% of the Utah legislature are members of the Mormon Church. Our laws that govern alcohol are very strange and oppressive.
In recent negotiations for long awaited changes to Utah’s beer laws, consumer interests were steam-rolled by special interests like the Mormon Church, AB InBev (parent of Budweiser), and Walmart.
We now have a group of Utah residents that want to start a Citizens Initiative committed to gathering 110,000 signatures to get a specific change to Utah’s liquor laws included on the ballot in 2020.
This movement will require an enormous amount of work and we are hoping that your design will inspire others to get on board.
The change we desire is this:
We want bars and restaurants to be able to pour what Utah defines as “heavy beer”, directly into a glass. Currently, if you order a beer that is above 5% ABV, the bartender must serve it to you in a bottle or can. You must pour it into your own glass. They cannot dispense the beer from a draft handle.
Utah breweries waste thousands of dollars in packaging expenses and we are generating tons of unnecessary waste. Millions of bottles and cans are being sold per year because of this senseless law. Even if recycled, the energy used to produce and recycle this packaging is staggering.