Advocate

There are many ways to advocate for the causes that can improve lives in our community. Please join us by supporting the following efforts.

Public Policy

United Way plays a key role in advocating for good public policy. We also help to educate both policy makers and community members on important issues to promote informed decisions. United Ways advocates on behalf of its members for a variety of important issues impacting both our communities and nonprofits.

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION AND
JOIN UNITED WAY IN:

  • Helping parents give every baby a healthy start.
  • Giving every young child the opportunity to start school ready to learn.
  • Supporting our youth in achieving their educational and career potential.
  • Preventing or managing chronic health conditions among children and adults.
  • Empowering adults to prepare for and climb a career ladder in work that provides a stable income.
  • Helping families master their finances and build assets.
  • Ending chronic homelessness through supportive housing.

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CHAMPION THE CAUSE

There are many ways to advocate for the causes that can improve lives in our community. Please join us by supporting the following efforts.

 Education

  • Sign up for our Education newsletter.
  • Tweet: Every dollar to early childhood programs saves 7 in adulthood.
  • FB Post: Students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. Support United Way’s work to promote the importance of early grade reading.

Income

  • Sign up for our Income newsletter.
  • Download the Money Game App.
  • Tweet: Children are the poorest age group w/ 15.5M children living in poverty.
  • FB Post: Children are the poorest age group with 15.5 million children living in poverty. Support programs that help poor children and families.

Health

  • Sign up for our Healthcare newsletter.
  • Tweet: Uninsured children in fair or poor health are 5X more likely not to have a regular provider of care.
  • FB Post: Seriously ill children without insurance who end up in the hospital are 60% more likely to die than the sick children in the same facility who have insurance.

 Homelessness and Basic Needs

  • Sign up for our Homelessness or Basic Needs newsletter.