News Alert From Free My Beer


Got this from the Free My Beer / Sheetz people today.  If you support freeing up beer sales in PA, this is how to get involved!

-E.

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News Alert from Free My Beer


The Bill Has Been Introduced!
You are receiving this urgent update because you are one of more than 125,000 people who signed a petition to make the purchase of beer in Pennsylvania more convenient.

Senator John Rafferty has officially filed legislation to revamp the state’s out-dated beer sales laws. SB 1300 will allow sales of beer in convenience and grocery stores.

In addition, the proposal would allow distributors to sell six packs and maintain the current number of existing licenses. SB 1300 also will help reduce the number of underage beer sales by requiring steps such as the use of an Electronic Age Verification device by all retailers.

You can read the proposed legislation by clicking here.

How You Can Help Now!

Here’s where we need your help:

  1. Contact your representatives and ask them to support Senator Rafferty’s bill, SB 1300. Click here to get started.
  2. Visit SixPackToGo.org for regular news and updates. This site is sponsored by convenience and grocery stores leading the changes in the law. You can sign up for periodic updates and take action.
  3. If you are not a registered voter, become one. Click here to find out how.

Ideas, reaction, comments? Let us know by clicking here.

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Liberate Beer Sales in PA (from Sheetz)


You may have read my previous post about beer sales at Sheetz, this is a continuation of sorts.  I received an email from them today that I felt that I should pass along.

Here it is…

Liberate Beer sales in PA

Hey Sheetz fans!

Beer - Locked UpSheetz is participating in a state-wide initiative in Pennsylvania to change laws on alcohol sales in the state. These laws have been on the books since the 1930’s and we think it’s high time they be updated! Join us in this effort by signing our petition at www.freemybeer.com or looking out for people who will be positioned at some of our PA stores collecting signatures over the next few weeks.

Customer convenience and freedom to purchase beer in grocery and convenience stores is something that people enjoy in most other states across the US. In fact, in May 2009, Pennsylvania’s shoppers indicated by an overwhelming majority (70%) that they wanted to be able to make beer purchases like the rest of the country. So we are asking, why not?

We want to get as many signatures on petitions to help get legislators to hear what we’re saying and hear what their constituents want and change the law on beer sales.

Simply put, we already sell beer responsibly in 5 other states that allow us to and people can buy a six pack on their way home or while on vacation and it’s totally convenient. You should be able to have that freedom here in Pennsylvania too.

So we need your help. Go to the website and vote “YES” to beer sales or sign one of the petitions circulating at our stores. This will be a powerful way to achieve the end goal — you buying a six-pack in a convenience store!

You can help make it happen. Let’s do it!

Thank you,
The Sheetz Team

*Must be 21 or older to participate.

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Not that I’m an alcoholic or anything, but it’s ridiculous that we don’t operate like the surrounding states on this issue in 2009.

I signed the online petition & sent emails before, and yesterday in store I signed a paper petition.

The government shouldn’t have useless control over these types of issues.