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Local Food Lobby Day: March 25th!

All across Illinois and the U.S. lawmakers are beginning to take notice of the growing demand for local food systems. However this is not something that happened on its own. The great success of the local food movement is the result of Illinois farmers and citizens speaking up and letting their voices be heard!

One way you can help build legislative support for local food and promote positive policy changes is to meet with your legislators and tell them what issues are important to you.. Sound interesting? Illinois Stewardship Alliance has the perfect opportunity for you to join us in advocating for environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially just local food systems. Join Illinois Stewardship for our 6th Annual Local Food Lobby Day at the Capitol!

On Wednesday, March 25th, local food advocates, farmers, and citizens from across the state will come together in Springfield for Local Food Lobby Day to encourage their legislators to support local food and farms. Local Food Lobby Day will consist of a welcoming address, a civic engagement and lobbying training, a legislative update, and lunch. Following lunch we will descend upon the capitol to educate legislators about the importance of local food systems and advocate for positive policy solutions that support local food systems.

Some of the important legislation they will be lobbying for includes:

Seed Library Legislation

Cottage Food Law

Co-op Law

Double-Up Bucks SNAP Incentives

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