Dear [put your legislators name]
I am reaching out to you today to urge you to support to passage of H.B. 6101 – An Act Concerning Various Issues Related to the Liquor Control Act.
Passing this important piece of legislation will open a new market for winemakers and increase the agricultural viability for farmers growing wine grapes across the state. Wine producers growing CT Grown grapes are important stewards of our state’s working lands. They are also important drivers of local tourism and other economic activity. Over the years our state’s farmland preservation program has accomplished many great things for farmers, the people of Connecticut, and our environment. By promoting and expanding the market for a CT Grown food that mitigates carbon emissions and helps adapt to climate change, our working lands can continue to be an invaluable part of what makes Connecticut a great place to live. This should continue to include those who manage our growing vineyards and wine industry. To date 36 other states allow for the sale of wine in grocery stores. By passing this important piece of legislation, CT’s consumers will be given more choices when purchasing their groceries.
I strongly urge the General Law Committee and the Connecticut General Assembly to do the right thing and vote yes on H.B. 6101. Thank you.