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Advocacy

Please join Greater Twin Cities United Way to thank Governor Tim Walz, Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and Commissioner Jennifer Ho for securing $100 million for emergency housing assistance to help maintain housing stability for thousands of individuals and families. We know that “evictions prevention IS homelessness prevention”!

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Driving Change through Policy and Advocacy

Our advocacy work is centered around building relationships and bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to discuss issues and share solutions, informed by people most impacted by inequitable systems. We also educate government officials and lawmakers on systems-level issues; amplify the experiences of our nonprofit partners and the people they serve through testimony at the Minnesota State Capitol; and elevate research to help advance solutions.

Our Work

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    Housing Stability

    We work in partnership with 240 organizations to advance shared policy initiatives that advocate for housing stability for all Minnesotans.
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    Educational Success

    To date, our collective advocacy efforts have resulted in more than $85 million in state funding to support early learning.
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    Economic Opportunity

    Because of your support, Greater Twin Cities United Way convenes cross-sector partners to strengthen career pathways and employment opportunities.
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Advocacy Update!

Hear how United Way’s Senior Vice President of Community Impact Acooa Ellis testified in support of HF 1972 at the House’s Housing Finance and Policy Division hearing.

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2020 Census Needs Your Pledge

Ensure a full and accurate 2020 Census! Help Minnesota secure the federal resources it needs to support critical services for its communities.