For the past two years, Rep. Kelly Chambers (R-Puyallup) who owns a vineyard in the Chelan wine region, has introduced legislation creating a specialty license plate celebrating the Washington wine industry. Revenue generated from purchases of the license plate will go towards statewide tourism-related efforts, and specifically we are pushing for the funding to support marketing our many Washington wine regions.
WWI actively supports Rep. Chambers efforts and will be working with her to get a bill passed during the 2022 legislative session, and we need our members help! Below is a link to the online petition created to gather enough signatures to qualify for serious consideration by the legislature. We need at least 3,500 signatures, and exceeding this goal will certainly show Olympia that the idea has a ton of support and will be a revenue generator for our state.
Please take a moment to sign the petition and share with your wine team. If you are willing, we would also be grateful for members who can share the petition on their social media accounts and/or to their wine club lists. Finally, we are printing some flyers with QR codes directing people to the online peititon for wineries to post in their winery tasting room(s), so if you would like us to send you one or more posters just let us know!