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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 3 weeks ago #42590

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⚠️⚠️URGENT CALL TO ACTION ⚠️⚠️

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I just spoke with a councilman in Naperville, IL, and the chances are slim at the moment, so we need to knock this fight up a few notches. He advised that we get as many people as possible to the meeting to speak (you do NOT Need to be a resident of Naperville or even Illinois to show up and speak or to email).

As you can see, we need people in Naperville Tuesday night at City Hall at 7pm, but IF you absolutely cannot attend, please consider emailing your kratom testimony to the following email addresses for each City council member individually at the email address below (again, this is for EVERYONE - not just residents)-

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(if you need any help with emails, please contact me and I will direct you to someone that can help if I don't have the time.)

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Thank you all in advance - please do your part. It could be your city, county, or state next.
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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 3 weeks ago #42591

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Nina! Thanks for getting this posted!
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UNOFFICIAL RUMOR ONLY-NO BAN IN NAPERVILLE, IL

Official notice to follow when available!
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UNOFFICIAL UPDATE: ban at LEAST postponed until September. More advocacy needed still. Follow the American Kratom Association ( www.americankratom.org ) and TOPEXTRACTS ( www.topextracts.com ) for suggestions on how we can help
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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 2 weeks ago #42804

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NAPERVILLE STILL NEEDS SUPPORT FOR FINAL VOTE ON SEPTEMBER 3! Here’s the contact info on HOW TO HELP and more information is available from Jim at TopExtracrs or Benni at Benni’s Botanicals:

CALLING ALL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS - (DOCTORS, NURSES, EMTS, ETC)

Naperville, IL city council members want to hear from YOU.

On Tuesday, August 20, there was a vote to change the language in the bill to make Kratom 21+ and not ban it. The vote passed, but the final vote is on Sept 3. If you can show up to the meeting, please show up prepared with a 3 minute testimony. (pm me to be added to our Naperville chat if you are coming!)

If you can't go, please email and/or call the council. (EVERYONE can email/call/show up) Below is the contact information, the ones with the check marks next to them are the ones that really wanted to hear more from professionals and need the most attention. Thank you in advance for any help. It takes an army! ?

✅Mayor Steve Chirico
(630) 420-6018
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Councilman Patrick Kelly
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Councilwoman Theresa Sullivan
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Councilman Dr. Benjamin M. White
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Councilman John Kremmen
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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 2 weeks ago #42938

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Thank you Laurie!

Spoke to AKA today and we still need as many people to show up on Tuesday, Sept 3rd at 7pm at the municipal center in Naperville, IL. If you are in the area and can make it - PLEASE COME! We need everyone there to stop this ban, especially after another city ban just happened in Illinois. If we lose Naperville, the whole state goes down. PLEASE come if you are able!
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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 6 days ago #43218

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UPDATE on Naperville! No BAN. Age limit set to age 21 or older.

The AKA ( www.americankratom.org ) had to work hard and Dr Jack Henningfield MD had to provide the science IN PERSON to keep it legal in this town.

Please remember to donate to the AKA if you can because they are most definitely assuring our access to wonderful, SAFE leaf.

Congratulations to those directly affected and now relieved in Naperville!
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Help needed in Illinois! 2 months 6 days ago #43222

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This fight had been going on since last year. Jim and I attended one on one meetings with city council members last year to educate them, and then the ban was put on hold and came up again recently. I do not think we would have won had it not been for Jim, who picked me up for every meeting, paid for all the educational material, etc in order for us to educate and create connections with the city council!

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