California Alcohol Policy Alliance

There's an exciting movement in California to fight for reducing alcohol harm.

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California Alcohol Policy Alliance
unites dozens of organizations to reform our state's alcohol policies. This year, we blocked a bill that would have extended alcohol serving hours to 4 a.m. in nine California cities, including five of the ten largest. In 2017, we stopped a similar bill in committee. 2016 saw us pass two bills to ban powdered alcohol and keep it off California's shelves and streets. We are also calling for changes in ABC and beyond that will positively impact our communities. Join us and take action.

2019 CAPA Wrapup

CAPA activists protest the 4 a.m. bar bill in front of LA city hall
2019 was a tremendous year for CAPA. The big fights over the 4 A.M. Bar Bill resulted in a massive outpouring of activism, advocacy, and a victory for prevention. Thank you to our members and allies.

Look back on our successes from the past year, and look ahead to we can do in 2020!


CAPA Third Annual Summit Recap

"Better Together" Recognizes Prevention Heroes, Legislative Victories, and the Many Voices of Public Health

October 11th marked CAPA's third and most ambitious conference. Bringing together current members, future members, and representatives from state regulatory bodies, the summit promoted collaboration in the face of rising alcohol harms. READ MORE

Congratulations especially to our 2018 ALCOHOL PREVENTION HEROES: Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Koretz, Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer, IPS Regional Director Sarah Blanch, and the staff of Pueblo Y Salud. [Not to mention outgoing CAPA organizer Sara Cooley Broschart! --ed.]

California Legislative Positions

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CAPA had a 100% success rate on bills in 2018!

California Opioid Legislation

Narcan Kit small California legislation related to opioid treatment, recovery, and prevention.

ABC Connection

2017 February ABC Stakeholders Meeting

CAPA-ABC Quarterly Roundtable, July 2018, Orange County. Nearly fifty CAPA members from Southern California gathered with ABC leadership in Costa Mesa, CA, to discuss the implementation of AB 1221, which passed in 2017. Our Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Expert Working Group presented its findings on best practices and we heard from ABC about its multiyear process to develop the mandatory statewide RBS training. Our next Quarterly Roundtable will be in January 2019 at ABC's headquarters in Sacramento.

CAPA is deeply concerned about the problems with California's Alcohol Beverage Control agency.
The Sacramento Bee: Number of California alcohol cops drops as industry grows


CAPA Summit

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Mission & Platform

The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) shall unite diverse organizations and communities in California to protect health and safety, and prevent alcohol-related harm through statewide action.

CAPA is a project of

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CAPA Summit 2018 Archive


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CLICK HERE to download handouts, presentations, and more.

Member Organizations

Alcohol Justice
Alcohol-Narcotic Education Foundation
ADAPT- San Ramon
Bay Area Community Resources
Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
CA Council on Alcohol Problems
Center for Human Development
Center for Open Recovery
Eden Youth and Family Center
Institute for Public Strategies
FASD Network of Southern CA
Friday Night Live Partnership
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
L.A. County Friday Night Live
L.A. Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance
Laytonville Healthy Start
Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California
MFI Recovery Center
Mountain Communities Family Resource Center
Partnership for a Positive Pomona
Paso por Paso, Inc.
Project SAFER
Pueblo y Salud
Reach Out
San Marcos Prevention Coalition
San Rafael Alcohol & Drug Coalition
Santee Solutions
SAY San Diego
Saving Lives Drug & Alcohol Coalition
South Orange County Coalition
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.
The Wall Las Memorias Project
UCEPP Social Model Recovery Systems
Women Against Gun Violence
Youth for Justice

Featured Publications



Science, Harms and Costs of Extending Bar Service Hours
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CAPA By the Numbers

CAPA has been busy this legislative season.  Now that the 2018 legislative year has come to a close, take a look at all the statewide action we've made happen. 
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