On Wednesday, April 10th, 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 lobby training, a legislative update on the important bills, and lunch (consisting of locally grown and prepared food of course!). Join us in striking up honest conversations with our legislators about the importance of local food systems to our health, communities, and environment, and advocating for positive policy solutions that support local farms and wholesome food access for all.
Local Food Lobby Day 2018
Wednesday, April 10th
Meet at Arlington’s Restaurant
210 Broadway St. Springfield, IL
9:00am – 3:30pm
FREE for Alliance members.
For non-members the cost is $15.
Alliance Organizational Members may register 2 FREE attendees.
Become a member today and attend for FREE!
Take the Train!
Southbound train from Chicago: 10:15 arrival in Springfield
Northbound train from St. Louis: 9:55am arrival in Springfield
Check out Amtrak schedule
9:00 am Registration: Sign in and pick up your packets at the upstairs rooms in Arlington’s Restaurant. Coffee and Tea will be provided.
9:30 -10:30 am Training: We will review our proposed local food related legislation, practice talking points, discuss how to interact with legislators and their assistants, and provide maps and training on how to navigate the Capitol complex. After the training we will split into small teams in order to cover more ground at the Capitol.
10:30 – 11:30 pm Lunch: Enjoy a locally-sourced lunch, mingle with your group, and create a plan of action with your team.
11:30- 3:00 Lobbying: After lunch we make our way to the Capitol Complex to begin lobbying.
3:00- 3:30 pm Wrap-Up: At this time we will debrief our experience, share intelligence, and write thank you notes to legislators.
Cost: The cost for attending the lobbying training, lunch, and lobby day is FREE for Illinois Stewardship Alliance members. For non-members the cost is $15. Alliance Organizational Members may register 2 FREE attendees. Become a Member Today and attend for Free!