Take Action to Change Public Policy

Hunger is injustice. Together we can end it!

Just Harvest staff and members at the April 15, 2015 Fight for $15 rally in PittsburghHunger and poverty are caused by political choices that shape public policy. Ending hunger means improving those choices and policies.

Let your representatives in government know how you feel. It is our right – and our responsibility – as constituents to speak out for our needs and demand action.

The actions below on this page explain why (and how) you should contact specific elected officials about key issues. Your calls and emails make a difference!

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Current Actions

Nicole and son Nicole’s story: It’s time to Build Back for Justice (4/28/2022) - “All of us should be able to have a roof over our heads, take care of our kids, and live with dignity. The 2021 Child Tax Credit made that possible for me.”
Let's make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent! Share Your Story: How did the Expanded Child Tax Credit help you? (1/20/2022) - Just Harvest is collecting stories from people about how the expanded Child Tax Credit helped them as part of our effort to get Congress to continue it.

Recent Actions

Testify at the Pittsburgh City Council 2022 Budget Public Hearing on Monday Dec. 13, 10am Tell Pittsburgh City Council to address healthy food access in 2022 (12/9/2021) - On Dec. 13, the City of Pittsburgh is holding its annual Budget Public Hearing. City Council members need to hear from you about what they should prioritize!
Our grassroots organizer Dana Dolney at the Poor People's Campaign Build Back Better rally in front of Sen. Toomey's downtown Pittsburgh office We must Build Back Better from the bottom up! (12/8/2021) - Whether Congress is able to pass the president’s historic investment in struggling Americans will be decided in the coming weeks.
"Our state government has $7.5 Billion saved, and some of my colleagues are burying their head in the sand when we could be spending this money on programs like TANF to help the people in the Commonwealth who need it most." PA State. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta PA has one of the worst welfare programs in the country (12/7/2021) - A new state legislative effort to modernize TANF aims to get children in PA out of deep poverty, but it faces an uphill battle.
PA must fix P-EBT for families! Take action to improve P-EBT in PA! (8/30/2021) - The state needs to do far better at getting P-EBT to families. Sign our letter of recommendations on how this system should work so children don’t go hungry.

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