Be a Voice for those who cannot!
We recognize that systemic change often requires legislative action or a dramatic shift in government policies and funding. An important path to bring about these changes at both a grass roots and grass top level is by influencing public policy and legislation through advocacy.
United Way believes government plays a critical role in creating change that can improve people’s lives, and plays a significant role in achieving our community impact goals. But government cannot do it alone. Neither can United Way and the rest of the nonprofit sector. United Way of Broward County must actively engage in public policy advocacy to build coalitions and develop partnerships that include local, state and federal government, along with the nonprofit sector, faith based organizations, community activists and business leaders.