Advocate

Throughout our history, United Way has done extraordinary work to improve people’s lives and build strong communities. With our focus on community impact, United Way has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy. Without community input, our priorities in Education, Income and Health will lose critical government policy and funding support.

Join us and advocate for an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Our community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions.

Advocating in our community does not simply mean lobbying on a specific piece of legislation. There are many ways you can advocate. Here are a few ways you can create social change in our community:

Speak Out

Contact your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.

Be Informed

Learn how our community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

Engage With Your Community

Host a community conversation with your friends, co-workers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for our community and talk about how we can work together to address challenges.

Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about. You can follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date topics of discussion.