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. Ending hunger means changing politics.

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

The actions on this page (below) explain why and how you should call specific elected officials to account. Your calls and emails make a difference!

Want to do more?

orange arrowCome to our Action Against Hunger Team meeting this month to be a key part of these, and other, campaigns.

orange arrowCheck out our State and Federal Bill Tracker to follow our legislative advocacy on hunger and poverty. Sign up to join us on a future lobbying visit to one of your legislators (no experience required).

orange arrowBe sure to sign up for our 30 Weeks of Action Against Hunger campaign running weekly through December to take part in different hunger solutions targeted for your community.

Current Actions

Medicaid Matters protesters (Getty/John Sullivan) Week 21: Ask Gov. Wolf to veto Medicaid work requirements - New Pennsylvania legislation would require certain people to prove they are working in order to receive Medicaid benefits. It’s a solution in search of a problem.
Week 20: Protect school lunches from federal budget cuts - It’s National School Lunch Week – the perfect time to help schools feed low-income children. Take action to protect federal funding!
Not one penny in tax cuts for the rich and corporations. Week 19: Say NO to Fake “Tax Reform” - Right now Pres. Trump and Republican leaders in D.C. are trying to sell the public on a scheme they’re calling “tax reform.”┬áDon’t believe it for a second.
Rep. Mike Turzai | Newsworks Week 15: Put pressure on Rep. Turzai to pass the state budget - PA is now the only state in the country without a budget. For more than two months, House GOP leaders have refused to agree on common sense solutions to keep our state government funded and running.
Week 2: Stop Trump’s Starvation Budget! - Trump campaigned on a promise to help the people who need it most. But now he is threatening one of our most basic rights: to food.
30 Just Harvest We’re launching 30 Weeks of Action against hunger - Thirty years after we opened our doors, and in a time of new risk for the people we fight for, it’s time for a new kind of campaign.
Tell PA legislators to pass the Fair Share Tax to support public investment in Pa. The Fair Share Tax to Support Public Investment in Pennsylvania - A new plan would help struggling Pennsylvanians by making sure our commonwealth is a place of thriving communities and individual opportunity.
school lunch Back to school with a tool to help fight child hunger - Access to school meals is linked to greater academic performance and cognitive development. Help make sure all Allegheny County children get the nutrition they need in school.