Issues

Civil Rights

As Attorney General, Josh is standing up for the rights of all Pennsylvanians—no matter what they look like, who they love, or who they pray or don’t pray to. Josh has repeatedly fought discrimination against the disabled, LGBTQ community, those of different races and ethnicities, and other minority groups. When the Trump Administration attempted to […]

As Attorney General, Josh is standing up for the rights of all Pennsylvanians—no matter what they look like, who they love, or who they pray or don’t pray to.

Josh has repeatedly fought discrimination against the disabled, LGBTQ community, those of different races and ethnicities, and other minority groups.

When the Trump Administration attempted to remove portions of the ACA that protect disabled individuals, Josh took them to court. He’s also defended critical housing and food assistance programs relied upon by the disabled community.

Josh has consistently been a champion for Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ community. As Chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, Josh helped some of the first LGBTQ couples marry in Pennsylvania. As AG, he has fought repeated attacks on critical anti-discrimination protections in many federal programs, and much more.

Josh has also taken concrete steps to combat racial discrimination in our justice system, using data-driven programs to eliminate bias and calling for the legalization of marijuana, as well as the expungement of non-violent marijuana charges.

Reproductive Rights

Josh and his office have been a bulwark against attacks on all levels to prevent women from making decisions about their own bodies and health care. He has protected access to birth control in Pennsylvania and across the United States, and he led that fight at the Supreme Court this year. When the Trump Administration […]

Josh and his office have been a bulwark against attacks on all levels to prevent women from making decisions about their own bodies and health care. He has protected access to birth control in Pennsylvania and across the United States, and he led that fight at the Supreme Court this year.

When the Trump Administration introduced a ‘gag rule’ to prevent health care providers with Title X funding from talking about reproductive health, Josh fought in court to stop it. Protecting access to reproductive health care and a woman’s right to choose is and will always be a top priority for Josh.

Criminal Justice Reform

Too often, our justice system treats people unfairly based on the color of their skin or what zip code they come from. Josh is committed to fighting these discrepancies and reforming our justice system. He has taken steps to reduce Pennsylvania’s prison population and recidivism rate, and to instead focus on data-driven programs to eliminate […]

Too often, our justice system treats people unfairly based on the color of their skin or what zip code they come from. Josh is committed to fighting these discrepancies and reforming our justice system. He has taken steps to reduce Pennsylvania’s prison population and recidivism rate, and to instead focus on data-driven programs to eliminate bias in the system. Working with Governor Wolf, Josh formed Pennsylvania’s first statewide reentry council to reduce barriers for those returning from prison. He also created a statewide Conviction Integrity Unit to review past convictions. Josh knows that we need further reforms to pursue justice, and is committed to finding fair methods that will reduce incarceration rates and discrimination while preventing crime effectively.

Environment

Pennsylvanians are guaranteed access to clean air and clean water by our state’s constitution, and Josh has spent his first three years as our AG defending that right. He has pushed back on the Trump Administration’s efforts to weaken critical environmental protections that harm our families and communities and held bad environmental actors accountable for […]

Pennsylvanians are guaranteed access to clean air and clean water by our state’s constitution, and Josh has spent his first three years as our AG defending that right. He has pushed back on the Trump Administration’s efforts to weaken critical environmental protections that harm our families and communities and held bad environmental actors accountable for ignoring our laws.

Josh knows that climate change is real and he knows that we must act now in order to stop it. He will continue to enforce our Commonwealth’s environmental laws and to fight for stronger protections for our natural resources.

Health Care

Too many Pennsylvanians are underinsured or don’t have access to health care. As AG, Josh has repeatedly taken legal action to protect and defend the Affordable Care Act. In Western, PA Josh secured a ten year deal to protect health care access for millions in western Pennsylvania. Josh will continue working to ensure people across […]

Too many Pennsylvanians are underinsured or don’t have access to health care. As AG, Josh has repeatedly taken legal action to protect and defend the Affordable Care Act. In Western, PA Josh secured a ten year deal to protect health care access for millions in western Pennsylvania. Josh will continue working to ensure people across our Commonwealth can get the health care they deserve.

Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic claims the lives of 12 Pennsylvanians each day, while pharmaceutical companies continue to profit. Josh is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors to hold them accountable for the devastation they have caused. Josh knows that addiction is a disease, not a crime, and he is working to increase for those who are suffering. […]

The opioid epidemic claims the lives of 12 Pennsylvanians each day, while pharmaceutical companies continue to profit. Josh is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors to hold them accountable for the devastation they have caused. Josh knows that addiction is a disease, not a crime, and he is working to increase for those who are suffering.

Josh is also working to get illegal drugs out of our communities. His office collaborates closely with local law enforcement across Pennsylvania to take down high-level dealers who are taking advantage of those suffering from addiction and peddling poisons in our neighborhoods.

Gun Safety

Josh knows that we must act to end the scourge of gun violence that is tearing Pennsylvania communities apart. He has made tackling crime guns a top priority to keep our neighborhoods safe and get weapons of war off of our streets. From mass shootings to daily gun violence, innocent lives are needlessly lost across […]

Josh knows that we must act to end the scourge of gun violence that is tearing Pennsylvania communities apart. He has made tackling crime guns a top priority to keep our neighborhoods safe and get weapons of war off of our streets. From mass shootings to daily gun violence, innocent lives are needlessly lost across PA each and every day. Josh’s office has introduced programs to track and trace purchased firearms to reduce gun trafficking and illegal transfers, as well as partnering with neighboring states to track illegal gun movements across state lines.

Consumer Protection

Since taking office, Josh has fought tirelessly to protect Pennsylvanians from scams and fraud. He’s prosecuted dozens of companies across our Commonwealth for taking advantage of consumers and worked with other state AGs and Congress to partner with phone companies to combat illegal spam calls. He’s taken on predatory student loan companies and secured tens […]

Since taking office, Josh has fought tirelessly to protect Pennsylvanians from scams and fraud. He’s prosecuted dozens of companies across our Commonwealth for taking advantage of consumers and worked with other state AGs and Congress to partner with phone companies to combat illegal spam calls.

He’s taken on predatory student loan companies and secured tens of millions in debt cancellation for student borrowers, held big companies accountable for data breaches and secured millions in restitution for Pennsylvanians.

Josh has also stood up to the big banks, taken on institutions that were charging consumers millions in unwarranted fees. He’s secured millions in debt relief and restitution from banks and financial institutions who have violated state consumer protection laws.

Workers’ Rights

Josh has spent his career fighting to level the playing field for hard-working Pennsylvanians and small business owners. He’s repeatedly taken on practices that hurt workers, like no-poach clauses and tip stealing proposals. Josh created the first ever Fair Labor Unit to enforce our Commonwealth’s laws. His office is working every day to protect workers, […]

Josh has spent his career fighting to level the playing field for hard-working Pennsylvanians and small business owners. He’s repeatedly taken on practices that hurt workers, like no-poach clauses and tip stealing proposals.

Josh created the first ever Fair Labor Unit to enforce our Commonwealth’s laws. His office is working every day to protect workers, including those in gig economy and those seeking to unionize.