United Way of Pennsylvania takes the lead in representing local United Ways' concerns before state policymakers, including the legislative and executive branches. UWP also supports federal level advocacy by United Way Worldwide. At both the state and national level, we call on leaders to adopt policies that support United Way goals regarding education, income, health and community strengthening-related issues.
United Way of Pennsylvania public policy advocacy is informed by the needs and priorities of our 62 member United Ways acting on behalf of their communities. UWP's involvement in advocacy is strictly nonpartisan, and we do not endorse candidates for office.
Find out who your state Senator and Representative are, and contact them about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue important to your community.
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