The Coalition advocates for responsible, progressive policy that addresses the real need in our community.
Much of the work that we do on the front lines — building the capacity of food pantries in our region and helping area residents apply for and maintain SNAP benefits (food stamps) — informs our policy recommendations.
As our country's slow recovery from the economic recession has still not reached all families and individuals, lawmakers in Harrisburg and on Capitol hill continually make decisions that will affect us all.
We will keep you up to date on how federal and state legislation will impact the most vulnerable residents in our region, and let you know what you can do to help. To sign up for our Advocacy Alerts, which are targeted emails when immediate action is needed (such as calls to legislators, or requests for support on a sign-on letter), please click here.
Key information you need to help us weigh in on policy is to know your elected officials. Contacting your federal and state legislators is an effective way to let your voice be heard on issues. Click here to find them and their contact information.
On Twitter? Please tweet to elected officials as well to voice your support on key issues. Click here for a list of Southeastern PA area officials.
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Policy Manager Kathy Fisher's op-ed in support of the 'soda tax'
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