Last week the Home-to-Market Act HB2615 passed the first hurdle to becoming a law and made it out of Committee in the House! The Act will help small farms and food businesses across Illinois reach new customers, grow the local food economy, and give you greater access to the unique and delicious artisan products that Illinois has to offer.
Now it’s sister bill SB2007 in the Senate is up against the same hurdle.
On Tuesday, the Home to Market Act SB2007 will be heard in the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health. Before the bill can move forward, it must be passed by the Committee.
Senators in the Subcommittee on Public Health need to hear from you!
Put your support on record: click the link to file a witness slip now.
A strong showing of witness slips in favor of the Home-to-Market Act shows legislators that this is an important issue. Filing a witness slip is easy – it takes two minutes, fill out a simple form, and you will make an impact.
The deadline to submit your witness slip is 3:00pm on Tuesday, April 6th
Don’t delay, take 2 minutes right now to show your support.
How to file a Witness Slip
A “witness slip” is a person’s or group’s position on a particular bill in the legislature. Here’s how you can file a witness slip to support the Home to Market Act:
- Click this link for SB2007 in the Subcommittee on Public Health on April 6th.
- Fill out the witness slip form.
- Under Representation, enter “Self”.
- Under Position, mark “Proponent”.
- Under Testimony, mark “Record of appearance only.”
- Then click “Create slip” to submit.
It’s that easy!
Once you submit the witness slip, you’ll receive an email confirming that your witness slip will now appear on the record for legislators to review.
2 minutes right now will make a big impact for the future of many small farms and food businesses. File your witness slip today!
You can learn more here about the Home to Market Act sponsored by Rep. Will Guzzardi and Senator David Koehler. It is endorsed by a growing list of supporters including:
- Chicago Food Policy Action Council
- Elawa Farm Foundation
- Food Works
- Illinois Environmental Council
- Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
- Northwest Illinois Economic Development
- The Conservation Foundation
- The Land Connection
- Slow Food Springfield
- Slow Food Chicago
- Sustain Dupage
- The South Loop Farmers Market
- The Resiliency Institute
Keep checking this space about further opportunities to take action throughout the legislative process. Stay tuned!
Thanks for using your voice!