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 community.
Take a peek at the 2015 Florida United Way Consensus Legislative Adgenda and help us advocate locally for Education, Income, & Health strengthening issues and solutions. Keep an eye on United Way of Hernando County's BLOG for more information on where UW stands with Health, Education, & Financial Stability and for United Way of Florida's LEGISLATIVE LINK.
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. Or visit the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Project for that focuses on Hernando County's Health Outcomes along with Health Factors. Keep an eye on United Way of Hernando County's BLOG for more information on where UW stands with Health, Education, & Financial Stability and for United Way of Florida's LEGISLATIVE LINK.
Engage With Your Community
Volunteer locally! By donating your time for a local cause, it gives you the opportunity to engage in not just local issues, but local solutions. Visit Lend A Hand Hernando for opportunites in your area.
Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about. Follow United Way of