MEDIA ADVISORY: Seattle Storm license plate bills to be heard Monday

OLYMPIA—Two pieces of legislation to create a Seattle Storm special license plate for Washingtonians will be heard next week.

WHAT: Seattle Storm license plate bills hearings / Media avail after

WHO: Sen. Emily Randall and Rep. Vandana Slatter

WHEN: Monday, Feb 25 @ 1:30 PM

WHERE: Senate Hearing Room 1 (Cherberg) / House Hearing Room B (JLOB)

Senate Bill 5930, sponsored by Sen. Emily Randall, D-Bremerton, and House Bill 2062, sponsored by Rep. Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, are both scheduled for public hearings in their respective Transportation Committees starting at 1:30 PM on Monday, February 25.

The lawmakers will be available for media inquiries following the hearings.

Proceeds from the sale of the Seattle Storm license plates will provide funds to the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council, and the Association of Washington Generals.

“The Seattle Storm license plate would be the first in our state for a women’s sports team,” said Sen. Randall. “I’m excited to introduce this bill because it’s a great win for gender parity, and also because the funds raised by the plate will go toward investing in the promise of young women and girls.”

“I am excited to support the empowerment and engagement of youth –particularly girls—with a Seattle Storm license plate,” said Rep. Slatter. “This bill celebrates an incredible championship team of women role models who represent the values of equality and inclusion in our community.”

The Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council, whose 22 members are 14-18 year old students from across the state, is the formal voice for Washington youth in the state legislature. The students get involved with state government, learn and experience the legislative process, voice opinions regarding issues of importance to youth, and become more politically aware.

The Association of Washington Generals works to expand opportunities for youth, uniformed services members, veterans, military families, and people with disabilities. Funding from the Seattle Storm plates will go toward grants that support and enhance athletic, recreational, and other opportunities for women and girls, especially those with disabilities.