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Policy change can be big or small. Speaking up for what matters to you and our community is how change is made. Petitioning our school board, urging our local government to act on important legislation, or mobilizing your contacts to speak out on a critical cause are all ways you can take a stand and be a change maker. Join the cause. Make your voice heard.

2020 PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY PRIORITIES:
We advocate at the local, state, and national level for priority causes. We also use our social media platforms to create awareness campaigns about key issues and the great work being done in our c

Equity & Inclusion: One Community United
Mental Health: NAMI Rome
Anti-Slavery & Anti-Trafficking: End Slavery GA
AIDS/HIV Awareness & Prevention: AIDS Resource Council

 

UNITED WAY PRIORITIES FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA:

United Ways around the country are encouraged by United Way
Worldwide to engage in public policy and advocacy on non-partisan
issues in ways that further each United Way’s mission and help the
people they serve.

The United Way of Greater Atlanta has a board level public policy
and advocacy committee that recommends an annual agenda.
In developing the agenda, the committee leverages its robust
relationships with the network of United Way affiliates represented
by the United Ways of Georgia, a state membership organization.

 

United Way Worldwide Priorities

Across the nation, local United Ways assess the needs of our communities and work to address them through strategic investments, local and regional partnerships, and direct services. This enables us to gather accurate, detailed and reliable information that is vital for policymakers at all levels of government faced with making tough decisions.

As the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in local communities throughout the country, our impact locally and collectively is vast. We recognize government spending in our focus areas far exceeds the capability of the nonprofit sector.

United Way engages in public policy advocacy to leverage the knowledge and experience of our network to help inform policymakers’ decisions regarding governance and funding of critical health and human services. Our public policy agenda for the 116th Congress reflects the efforts of local and state United Ways in collaboration with diverse public, private, and nonprofit partners, to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in
every community.

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