What does it mean to advocate? It’s a power that we all have. It’s standing up for others and what you believe in your heart. It can be championing a cause or simply not being silent. Advocating means finding your voice and joining it with others. Change is possible, and together, we will be heard.
As a leading community impact organization, United Way knows that real change in community conditions requires more than money. United Way staff and volunteers educate and engage members of congress, state legislature, local government, administrative staff and other policy makers about the goals and priorities of the United Way community impact work.
Regardless of who we are- student, mom, dad, volunteer, donor, recipient of United Way community partner services, as a citizen each of us has the opportunity to develop a relationship with the elected officials who represent you.
Champion a cause. Reach out. Speak up. Anyone can be an advocate to advance the common good. Whether telling a neighbor about a new United Way effort, reaching out to a member of Congress, or simply wearing a United Way t-shirt, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.