Advocacy is a community impact strategy we use to improve community conditions through long-term solutions and systemic changes

Advocating for United Way happens in many different ways, including speaking out to improve education, income and health; engaging in strategic group discussions; endorsing issues or petitions; reaching out to members of Congress; and wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt or button to show your support.

By showing decision makers and influencers that the community cares and seeks positive change, we inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Be visible. Be loud. LIVE UNITED. Get involved and advocate on behalf of our community.

Our Board of Directors and Governance Committee established safeguards to ensure that United Way of Northwest Vermont advocacy work is directly aligned with our mission. We do not take on issues advanced by partisan agendas and we do not support or oppose candidates for elected public office, whether it is for local, state or national office.


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