Recent Press Release
Date: September 13, 2018 8:30AM
For Immediate Release
United Way of Pennsylvania Presents Keystone Spirit of the United Way Award to Erie County Resident Thomas B. Hagen
Hagen, with his late wife Susan who was a prominent community leader, is the parent of two grown children and three grandchildren.
Photo featuring (left to right) Kristen Rotz, President of United Way of Pennsylvania, Thomas B. Hagen, Award Recipient, Tim NeCastro, CEO of Erie Insurance, and Bill Jackson, President of United Way of Erie County. The painting in the foreground is an original of Tom Panei, a Pennsylvania Artist, that was presented to Thomas Hagen. Susan Hirt Hagen, Thomas Hagen's late wife, is featured in a portrait in the background. For full version of photo, click here.
DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 1:00PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Op-Ed: SNAP not only feeds the hungry, it nourishes the economy
By Alex Baloga and Kristen Rotz
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DATE: APRIL 16, 2018 10:00AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United Way of Pennsylvania Candidate Survey offers Pennsylvanians the opportunity to learn where gubernatorial candidates stand on issues related to education, health, financial stability, and the nonprofit sector
Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP), a statewide nonpartisan organization representing 43 member local United Ways and three United Funds in Pennsylvania, released the results of a gubernatorial candidate survey.
“United Way hopes Pennsylvanians will use this information to learn more about the candidates as they prepare to head to the polls for the May primary,” stated Kristen Rotz, President of United Way of Pennsylvania. “There are many factors that voters should consider as they evaluate the candidates. Among these are the issues United Way considers to be foundational to the vibrancy of our local communities and opportunity for all: education, health, financial stability, and the viability of the nonprofit sector.”
The full survey results are available on the UWP public website at www.uwp.org under the “Advocacy” menu by clicking on the link for “2018 Gubernatorial Candidates on the Issues”. The full set of responses has been posted for each candidate. The responses are available in two formats: sorted by issue area, or sorted by candidate.
The survey captures where the candidates stand on issues, such as the following:
- Access to high-quality pre-k and child care
- The state budget process and avoiding a budget impasse
- Workforce development strategies
- Access to healthcare
- Partnership with 2-1-1 for human services information and referral
United Way of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) organization, which does not engage in partisan political activity. UWP will not endorse a candidate for governor. The purpose of this survey is to educate voters impartially on a nonpartisan basis. All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond to the survey, and three out of four gubernatorial candidates participated. The candidates who responded to this survey are Laura Ellsworth, Scott Wagner and Tom Wolf.