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Are you interested in legalizing street vending? Join the movement to create jobs, connect communities, and welcome fresh flavors into Chicago. On May 28, Alderman Maldonado introduced our ordinance in City Council. This ordinance would allow vendors to sell a wide variety of foods from carts and bicycles if the food is prepared and packaged in a licensed kitchen, and make it easier for produce stands to set up in locations underserved by grocery stores. You can read more about our ordinance here, or take a look at our overview and visual introduction for a quick summary.

 

In order to ensure that this ordinance gets the support it needs in City Council, we need to show aldermen that people across Chicago support the legalization of street vending.

 

How you can get involved:
  • Sign our petition calling on City Council to stop treating street vendors like criminals, and to allow them to earn an honest living!
  • Spread the word about our ordinance to others in your community. Encourage them to sign our petition.
  • Show your support on social media. Share why you think a vibrant street food culture is important to our communities, post a photo of your favorite street food, or anything else you can think of. Don’t forget to use #mystreetsmyeats when showing your Twitter love!
  • Tell your alderman to support our ordinance. Don’t know your alderman? Click here.
  • “Like” our Facebook page to hear about updates and upcoming events.
  • If you’re a current or aspiring vendor, please join our Facebook group, and get in touch at streetvendorsjusticecoalition@gmail.com or (773)834-3129.

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