The New Prohibition

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The New Prohibition is a front group operated by Berman & Co. Berman & Co. operates a network of dozens of front groups, attack-dog web sites, and alleged think tanks that work to counteract minimum wage campaigns, keep wages low for restaurant workers, and block legislation on food safety, secondhand cigarette smoke, drunk driving, and more.

The New Prohibition describes itself as "a special project of the American Beverage Institute (ABI)."[1]ABI claims its mission is to "promote responsible alcohol consumption."[2] However, its primary focus is actually opposing any lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers, and fighting smoking bans in bars.

According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, The New Prohibition "attacks government agencies and activist groups opposed to drunk driving by absurdly claiming that they secretly want to revive Prohibition."[3]

Contact

American Beverage Institute
1090 Vermont Ave NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C., 20005

Phone: 202-463-7110
Website: TheNewProhibition.com

Resources and Articles

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References

  1. American Beverage Institute, The New Prohibition Contact Us page, TheNewProhbition.com, accessed June 9, 2014.
  2. American Beverage Institute, American Beverage Institute, accessed March 2008.
  3. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Berman Exposed, BermanExposed.org, accessed June 9, 2014.
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Contact

American Beverage Institute
1090 Vermont Ave NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C., 20005

Phone: 202-463-7110
Website: TheNewProhibition.com

References

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