Food and Farm Voter Guide

Illinois Food and Farm Voter Guide

We solicited input from members and worked with state and national partners to create a Food & Farm Candidate Questionnaire featuring nine questions on the most pressing issues facing farmers and eaters, including food security, climate change, racial equity and more.

We sent the Candidate Questionnaire to 50 candidates running for Congress in every district in Illinois and asked how they would respond to issues from food security and corporate control to racial equity and climate change. We turned their responses into the Illinois Food & Farm Voter Guide!

See how your candidates answered

Congressional Districts

U.S. Senate

No response from your candidates? Urge them to respond

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.

Let them know you are interested in their views.

Discover more every week on Eat: Drink: Vote!

Be sure to JOIN US every Tuesday from September until Election Day for Eat:Drink:Vote, a weekly Facebook Live series to discuss each of the 9 issues in the Alliance’s Food & Farm Voter Guide

You’ll hear stories from farmers about how issues like food security, land access, climate change, and racial equity affect their lives, livelihoods, and the well-being of their community and surrounding ecosystem. Then we’ll discuss positive policy solutions that your congressional candidate can take to address these issues, as well as some of their responses in the Voter Guide.

It’s time to vote in a better food system– join us in learning how.

All Episodes of Eat Drink Vote

Thank you to our Voter Guide Partners!

Advocates for Urban AgricultureAngelic 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

More Voting Information

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Illinois allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Illinois offers early voting.

Ballot Question

Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment (2020) The Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment is on the ballot in Illinois as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on November 3, 2020.

  • A “yes” vote supports repealing the state’s constitutional requirement that the state personal income tax be a flat rate and instead allow the state to enact legislation for a graduated income tax.
  • A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thus continuing to require that the state personal income tax be a flat rate and prohibit a graduated income tax.

Thank you for making food and farm a part of the conversation this election season!