Register to Vote for the Primary by May 18!

To make your voice heard in the PA primary, which will take place on June 2 this year, make sure you’re registered to vote by May 18! You can register to vote online.

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UWP and PA211 Receive $25,000 Grant for Census Outreach

Every ten years, every person in the United States and their territories are counted. This count is called the census. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American…

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Emergency Assistance for Eligible Families

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced an Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) to help low-income families who lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families who qualify will be eligible for a one-time payment to assist them in meeting basic needs and help them secure more stable financial footing in the future….

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24 PA Counties to Reopen May 8

Governor Wolf announced today that 24 counties in the northwestern and northcentral regions of the state will reopen in the yellow phase, starting at midnight on Friday, May 8. The yellow phase is not a complete reopening; aggressive mitigation measures will still be in place to combat the spread of the virus. Read on to…

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UWP Twitter Chat: Wed., Apr. 29

Please join us for a Twitter chat on the effects of COVID-19 on Pre-K, child care, child care professionals and providers, and families! Your voice deserves to be heard! Date: Wednesday, April 29th. Time: 3PM Where: @unitedwaypa Participants: ELPA Campaign, Local United Ways across PA, OCDEL partners and fellows,Providers, Parents. Hashtags:Primary Hashtag: #UWPchat (MUST BE…

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Gov. Wolf Offers Plan for Pennsylvania

PA Governor Tom Wolf released his plan to safely move the state through three phases of response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including relief, reopening, and recovery. Read more

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UWP offers text subscription to clear confusion about assistance programs during pandemic

United Way of Pennsylvania and its partner PA 211 have created a free text message subscription service to provide information on public health measures, how to get help through the federal government’s stimulus package, and state resources for those struggling with a loss of income. UWP President Kristen Rotz said the text subscription a simple way to deliver…

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PA Wins Unprecedented Grant from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative

After nearly one year of work convening a comprehensive stakeholder table in the infant and toddler policy space – including both state officials and external advocates –  Pennsylvania has received the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) Prenatal-to-Age-Three Implementation grant. The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, under its Pritzker Children’s Initiative, will be making a three-year…

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Gov. Wolf Calls for Universal Masking

During a COVID-19 press briefing today Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus. “Two days ago, I amplified…

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Statewide “Stay at Home” Order put in place for PA

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all 67 Pennsylvania counties will be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1. “This is the most prudent option to stop the spread of COVID-19 across our commonwealth, where cases continue to grow daily,” Gov. Wolf said. “We appreciate the shared sacrifice of all…

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