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, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs will lose critical government policy and funding support.

There are many ways that you can advocate. See below for ways you can create social change in your local community.

Speak Out

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

Be informed

Learn how your 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, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you 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.

Contact Us

To learn more about how you can get involved with our advocacy efforts, contact Liz DeLaLuz at


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