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.
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.
United Way and Partners Host Virtual Town Hall Meetings with State House and Senate Leaders
Nonprofits are employers – employing more than 13 percent of Minnesota’s workforce – and providers supplying food assistance, domestic violence crisis response, childcare, mental health services and more. Nonprofits also are facing challenges on a number of fronts as state and federal reimbursements are decreasing; philanthropic giving is down; galas, banquets and conferences are cancelled; and unemployment has increased demand for services from nonprofits.
United Way Testifies in Support of Emergency COVID-19 Homeless Prevention Funds GTCUW
While COVID-19 has required the Minnesota Legislature to convene virtually, floor sessions and committee hearings continue to move emergency response proposals forward. During this time, it is important that we continue to advocate for funding and programs that help our neighbors who need assistance during this pandemic and beyond.