How Advocacy Advances Systems Change
Advocacy means taking action to create positive change. True advocacy requires addressing and solving the root problems that create barriers for communities, often by changing systemic processes through public policy and funding.
Advocacy for Children Day Amplifies
With 90 percent of a child’s brain development occurring by the age of five, parents need access to affordable, high-quality, culturally-relevant early care and learning for their children to thrive. The need for change is now.
Greater Twin Cities United Way Unveils Policy and Advocacy Agenda for 2021 State Legislative Session
The data and our partners are telling us that ensuring a stable, safe home and providing quality childcare at an early age are crucial to the future vitality of Minnesota, and that this current moment calls for courageous, deliberate action by institutional leaders in support of our students and workforce.
Building a Stronger Future by Investing in Minnesota’s Youngest Children
Greater Twin Cities United Way has been hard at work this legislative session advocating for the people and families most impacted by inequitable systems. One of our top priorities has been to champion policies that protect and increase our state’s early childhood investments, because when we prioritize our youngest children, we invest in Minnesota’s future economic prosperity.