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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United We Vote

We support civic engagement and advocate for policies that promote voter accessibility and safety.

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Help us fight the water affordability crisis: Support policy that will end water shutoffs

Across Michigan, many households are grappling with rising water rates that have become increasingly unaffordable. When people cannot afford to…

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Expand the Michigan Energy Assistance Program

  Each month, energy assistance ranks in the top three requested needs among people calling 2-1-1…

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Lift Hundreds of Thousands of Children Out of Poverty – Expand the Child Tax Credit Today 

The House recently passed a bipartisan tax proposal that will expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to millions of children…

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Tell Legislators to make Healthy School Meals for All permanent!

  In Michigan, 1 in 7 children face hunger. We know that children who go hungry…

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