You can make change happen with your voice. United Way needs people who are passionate about education, financial stability and health to make some noise; create buzz. Raise your voice and advocate for your neighbors-in-need.  Join thousands of advocates across the state using their voices to create positive change.

You can persuade policymakers to allocate resources to provide effective services and quality programs for low-income individuals and families, increase access to affordable housing and medical care, and help children start school ready to succeed.

You can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Here are just a few ways you can advocate.


Contact your representative in Congress or our state legislators about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.
Learn more about United Way’s national public policy priorities.


Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health with our Community Report Card. 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.