Thursday, June 4, 2015

Washington State (Urgent) Call to Action! Take Action now to Oppose HB 2211 an unjustifiable 60% tax on vapor products

(Update - 06.04.15)

It’s do or die time, Washington vapers!

HB 2211 has been scheduled for a vote in the House Committee on Finance
11:00 AM
House Hearing Room - A (HHR-A)


HB 2211 would enact an unjustifiable extra tax of 60% of sales price on vapor products -- liquids and devices.  (Imagine paying $32.00 for your next 30ml bottle of e-liquid or $160.00 for your next $100 mod.)

Oppose HB 2211 - Send an Email

Even if you have already contacted your state legislators, it’s time to contact them again. The Washington State Legislature is likely to adjourn by mid-June and some anti-vaping legislators are trying to ram this bill through. Legislators need to know that real people in their district continue to care about this important issue.

Please copy and paste this link on social media:


(Writing Tip #1) If you have a lot to say, please craft your email in a separate word doc and then copy/paste it into the field provided.  If you take too long, they system will time out and you will lose your work.
(Writing Tip #2) Although we've provided a prewritten email with compelling talking points, we would strongly encourage you to edit the email because personalized communications to legislators are far more persuasive than form letters.  At a minimum, PLEASE INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY (just a few sentences) in the text of your email.


(Original Post - 04.02.15)

HB 2211 would enact an unjustifiable extra tax of 60% of sales price on vapor products -- liquids and devices.  (Imagine paying $32.00 for your next 30ml bottle of e-liquid or $160.00 for your next $100 mod.)

This bill has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Finance Committee
Friday, April 3rd
8:00 AM
House Hearing Room - A (HHR-A).

Please make plans to attend this hearing.*

Please take action now by sending a fully editable email to members of the committee and your district representative urging them to oppose this bill


Please share this post on your Facebook wall and in groups:

*Even if you are not planning to testify, your attendance is important as it demonstrates the many people affected by and engaged in this issue. (As a sign of respect, we ask that you refrain from vaping in the building.)




(Writing Tip #1) If you have a lot to say, please craft your email in a separate word doc and then copy/paste it into the field provided.  If you take too long, they system will time out and you will lose your work.
(Writing Tip #2) Although we've provided a prewritten email with compelling talking points, we would strongly encourage you to edit the email because personalized communications to legislators are far more persuasive than form letters.  At a minimum, PLEASE INSERT YOUR PERSONAL STORY (just a few sentences) in the text of your email.

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