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Advocacy comes in many shapes and sizes.  You advocate when you wear a ribbon to support a local cause or initiative, when you speak on behalf of a policy which can enhance your community’s wellness in front of your City Council, when you participate ‘on the hill’ in Des Moines to educate legislators on a need or issue,  or even when you wear your Live United T-Shirt!

United Way's advocacy's work is focused on:

  • Developing relationships with elected officials from both parties at all levels of government.
  • Sharing what we have learned from our initiatives and heard within the community.
  • Focusing on where we align with others and working with allies to collectively drive change.

Learn more by checking out the advocacy resources and information below.

Click Here For: United Ways of Iowa's 2018 Legislative Agenda    

Click Here For: Contact Information for Our Legislators

Click on the links below to learn more about the issues for which we are advocating: