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Talking Points for City Council Members

Talking Points for City Council Members

Here is a sample of what to say to your city council member: “I’m a resident of Ward __ and a supporter of backyard chickens in DC.  I’m concerned about language included in the Mayor’s proposed budget that would make chickens illegal, and I would like to know Council Member _____’s position on the issue.”

Local News on Backyard Chickens

Local News on Backyard Chickens

 DC residents fighting against mayor’s proposed ban on backyard chickens In defense of the noble chicken  Chicken Fight: Backyard chicken owners fight city hall to keep their ‘pets’ in D.C. Cluck, Cluck? Nope, Nope? D.C. Moves To Ban Backyard Chickens DC’s Chicken Owners Prepared to Fight Proposed Ban DC mayor wants to ban backyard chickens Fresh eggs and … Neosporin? The joys and challenges of raising backyard chickens A family of D.C. chicken lovers can keep their birds D.C. lawyers…

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The Issue at Hand

The Issue at Hand

Chickens have lived with humans for more than 9,000 years.  They have been a safe and productive part of American life since colonial days.  D.C. citizens have kept chickens in the District since it was founded.  And today, chickens are legal, albeit regulated, in the City.  We want to keep it that way. Chickens are amusing, docile, safe, easy to keep, and are interesting pets and companions. They produce fresh eggs.  Our children love them. We want D.C. to be one…

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Please contact the D.C. City Council and let your voice be heard!

Please contact the D.C. City Council and let your voice be heard!

The City Counsel control and vote upon the D.C. budget. Please contact their constituent services and let them know that: -you support pet ownership in the District, including Chickens -schools ought to be allowed to keep chickens as part of their educational mission -you oppose outlawing fowl through the undemocratic budget process -you vote Member of the Department of Health Oversight Committee are to participate in the May 5th hearing Chairman Phil Mendelson Brenda McDuffie Constituent Services Director (202) 724-8027…

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