Advocate

Throughout our history, United Way has done extraordinary work to improve people’s lives and build strong communities. With our focus on community impact, United Way has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy. Without community input, our priorities in Education, Income and Health will lose critical government policy and funding support.

Join us and advocate for an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Your community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions. Advocating in your community does not simply mean lobbying on a specific piece of legislation.

There are many ways that you can advocate. See below for ways you can create social change in your local community.

Speak Out

Contact your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.

Be informed

Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

Engage with your community

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges.

Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about.

 

 

United Way in Your Community

 
All of us want to give back to our community and make it safer and healthier for our families, our friends and our neighbors. That’s why they support the United Way of Marquette County.
 
  • United Way of Marquette County only uses 6% of it's budget for administrative costs
  • All money raised in Marquette County stays in Marquette County
  • United Way of Marquette County is made up of 29 partner agencies
  • United Way of Marquette County has 24 Board members, ensuring diversity
  • Community Volunteers decide what programs get funded and how much

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