Throughout our history, United Way has done extraordinary work to improve people’s lives and build strong communities. With our focus on building stronger communities, United Way has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy. Without community input, many services critical to those in need could lose critical government policy and funding support.
Speak Out. Be Informed. Engage with your Community. Raise Awareness.
Contact your elected representatives
Phone toll-free by entering your zip code to select your Senator and Representative: 888-616-3322
Local Advocacy Efforts:
Check back often for updates on local policy and legislation which could affect agencies in our community.
Illinois Advocacy Efforts:
United Way of Illinois is an association of 53 local United Ways which work together to ensure develop a statewide public policy agenda.
Visit United Way of Illinois’ website to learn more about statewide advocacy efforts.
Both United Way of Central Illinois and United Way of Illinois are members of Illinois Partners for Human Service, a coalition of 800 human service agencies working together to ensure quality services, adequate funding, and measurable results.
National Advocacy Efforts
Visit United Way Worldwide’s website to learn about United Way’s national advocacy efforts and calls-to-action.