Power of the Pen

Power of the Pen: Speak out to end hunger and hardship!

Speaking out is a way to exercise your rights.

Speaking out effectively is a way to change the world. Coordinated letter writing to those in power is a proven way to make progress on critical issues.

So join us at Just Harvest’s public action series, Power of the Pen.

Each month we’ll discuss a key policy issue that’s causing hunger and economic hardship in Allegheny County. Then we’ll write letters to government officials and newspapers calling for change.

All you need to bring is a willingness to put pen to paper. Share your thoughts and perspective of how the issue is affecting you or your community.

Childcare, food, and transportation assistance provided.

orange arrowWant more info or to help out as a volunteer? Contact Helen Gerhardt at (412) 431-8960 x105 or heleng@justharvest.org.

Prior Power of the Pen events:

Power of the Pen participants submit public comments to keep immigrant families together - Dozens of people joined us and our allies to take action against another cruel immigration proposal by the Trump administration.
Rep. Gainey with Power of the Pen attendees, April 11, 2019 Power of the Pen: Is raising the minimum wage enough? - Attendees at this monthly event write letters pushing for specific policies to address hunger and poverty. Frank conversation is part of that.
March 20, 2019 Power of the Pen participant Antoinette Moore and friends Power of the Pen participants submit public comments to protect SNAP - Most Americans understand that hunger doesn’t help people find jobs. It was time to make that clear to the Trump administration.
Group shot of the attendees at our Feb. 7 Power of the Pen Power of the Pen participants speak out against the government shutdown - On February 7, we launched our new monthly action series to use letters to elected officials and newspapers as a way to take action against hunger.