What We Advocate For

At United Way, we believe that effective policy is crucial to creating long-lasting positive change in our community. That’s why we advocate for local, state and federal policies that help households become stable and support children so they can thrive. We work directly with local officials and state and federal legislators in Lansing and Washington, D.C., to speak out on the policies that have the greatest impact on individuals, children and families in Southeastern Michigan.

We activate our network of thousands of dedicated advocates to mobilize around issues like health care, food security and helping Michigan workers get good-paying jobs.

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Stable Households

We advocate for policies that help families meet their basic needs and achieve financial stability.
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Thriving Children

We advocate for policies that help all children learn, grow and succeed.
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