Subject: ACT NOW! Illinois Hearing on Your Right to Garden on Feb. 25!

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Hi Friend,

On February 25, 2020, the Illinois House Cities and Village Committee is considering passage of its new so-called “Right to Garden Act," House Bill (HB) 4704.
Despite the name, this law provides that local cities and villages may regulate gardens, including food and herb gardens, as long as the regulation does not preclude the garden altogether.

This could impact homesteaders and family gardeners alike!

Please call your Illinois State Representatives and let them know how important it is to garden unimpeded. See action steps below.

And share this alert with friends and family in Illinois.

Alexia Kulwiec
FTCLDF Executive Director

Let your Illinois State House Representative know how important it is to you to garden unimpeded. A phone call is much more effective than an email. And remember to keep the conversation polite and to-the-point.

Don't know who represents you? Find out who represents you HERE

Make sure to call (instead of email) your State House Representative if he/she is one of these on the House Cities and Villages Committee because the Right to Garden Act, HB 4704, has been referred to this committee and they will hear it on Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m.:

Anthony DeLuca (Chair)
Martin J. Moylan (Vice Chair)
Grant Wehrli (Republican Spokesperson)
Andrew S. Chesney 
Terra Costa Howard 
Brad Halbrook 
Barbara Hernandez 
Tony McCombie 
Debbie Meyers-Martin 
Diane Pappas 
Allen Skillicorn 
Joe Sosnowski 
Emanuel Chris Welch 
Kathleen Willis 
Sam Yingling 


If you're able given the short notice, please attend the House Cities and Villages Committee hearings about the Right to Garden Act on Tuesday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

The hearings will take place at: 

Room D-1,Stratton Building
401 S Spring St
Springfield, Illinois 62704 [directions]

You can read the HB 4704 and check its status HERE.

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