Policy change can be big or small. Being an Advocate can look like many different things. It can be petitioning your school board to require healthier cafeteria meals. It can be urging your government to invest more in schools, or make child tax credits permanent, or make more children eligible for health insurance. Or it can be mobilizing your friends to speak out on a critical cause, in person or online.
United Way of Monroe County works to mobilize Advocates by sharing opportunities for individuals to learn, to act, and to make a difference. We work with a network of United Way organizations throughout the state and country in order to collectively galvanize people to speak out for change. We're amplifying individuals’ voices on important community issues such as housing security, food security, access to high-quality affordable early childhood education, financial mobility and stability, and more.
Interested in learning more about local and regional issues and how you can get involved?
Check out our past Wake Up! With United Way sessions.
Interested in State-level policy work and how your United Way is advocating for change for all Hoosiers?
Check out the Action Center at Indiana United Ways to stay informed.
Interested in how your United Way is working with partners throughout the country to affect positive change for all Americans?
Take a look at United Way’s Policy Agenda for the United States Congress, which aims to assist policy-makers in crafting the best possible governmental policies in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, while also tackling important policies that strengthen communities at-large.