Advocate

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.

2017-2018 Priorities for Pennsylvania United Ways

2017-18 Public Policy Agenda

Education goals and supporting policy statements

Income Goals and supporting policy statements

Health goals and supporting policy statements

Community strengthening goals and supporting policy statements

Speak Out

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.

Be informed

Learn how your community ranks in key data indicators related to health, education and income by viewing our community profiles.

Engage with your community

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges.

Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about. Follow us on Twitter @unitedwaypa or like United Way of Pennsylvania on Facebook.