If your candidate hasn’t responded, tell them you would appreciate hearing their view on these issues. We’ve compiled a list of candidates, contact information, and sample messages below to make using your voice easy.
1. Find your District
2. Find your candidates’ contact information
3. Contact candidates in your district via FB, Twitter, Email, or all three! Sample messages are below:
Post on Facebook and Tag the Candidates (be sure to tag both the incumbent and all challengers):
Illinois food and farms deserve to be part of the conversation this election season. @Illinois Stewardship Alliance has put together a candidate questionnaire featuring 9 of the most pressing issues facing farmers and local food systems right now, and I want answers– @incumbentFBhandle, @challengerFBhandle. https://www.ilstewards.org/voterguideresponse/
Tweet at the Candidates (be sure to tag both the incumbent and all challengers):
Illinois food and farms matter to me, and they should matter to congressional candidates too. @ILStewards has put together a candidate questionnaire and I want answers– @incumbenthandle, @challengerhandle. https://www.ilstewards.org/voterguideresponse/
Send an Email or Direct Message:
Dear office of (candidate name)
I’m a voter and Illinois food and farms matter to me. Illinois Stewardship Alliance has put together a candidate questionnaire featuring 9 of the most pressing issues facing farmers and local food systems right now and I look forward to your responses. Here’s the link to complete the Candidate Questionnaire: https://www.ilstewards.org/voterguideresponse/. I hope to learn more about your stance on these issues soon!
Thank you for making food and farm a part of the conversation this election season.
Thank you, Voter Guide Partners!
Advocates for Urban Agriculture ⦁ Angelic Organics Learning Center ⦁ Chicago Food Policy Action Council ⦁ Family Farmed ⦁ FoodWorks ⦁ Illinois Farmers Market Association ⦁ Illinois Stewardship Alliance ⦁ The Land Connection ⦁ Openlands ⦁ Seven Generations Ahead ⦁ HEAL Food Alliance ⦁ Izaak Walton League of America ⦁ National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition