Advocate

Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, financial stability, or health, reaching out to your members of Congress or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a brighter tomorrow.

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Learn more about the national advocacy efforts by United Way Worldwide.

Our Advocacy Policy

United Way is a policy leader in the nonprofit community because we remain non-partisan in advocacy, urging policy makers to set aside partisanship and to work together to Advance the Common Good. By doing this we achieve progress on issues important to those who invest in our community and those who receive services supported by our impact and basic needs grants; issues which are not adopted because of race, gender, political affiliation or religious preference, but because they advance improvements in our community.

United Way uses its convening and advocacy power to bring together all our partners — business, labor, nonprofits, and community members — to identify and advance solutions to community issues.

United Way engages in public and corporate policy and advocacy to give voice to our guiding values. It is our civic obligation to use our experience and knowledge to inform key decision-makers regarding policy, practices and funding affecting government and non-government human services.