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, Financial Stability, and Health will lose critical government policy and funding support.
Join us and advocate for an Education, Financial Stability, Health or another nonprofit strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Our 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.
Contact your elected representatives at the local, county, state and federal levels about an Education, Financial Stability, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue. Local, State and Federal representative contact information can be found on the Door County Library website here.
Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health.
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.