Advocate for Change

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.




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Tell Congress to vote YES on Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015

The bipartisan tax package, while not perfect, saves the current version of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit and represents a big win for working families.

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Encourage the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor to End the Budget Impasse

Nonprofit organizations are the backbone for the delivery of state services to our most at-risk and vulnerable citizens. Operating without an approved State of Illinois budget, human service organizations are wrestling with untenable uncertainty – planning for layoffs, reducing client numbers and shuttering programs.
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Join Us to End Human Trafficking!

Human trafficking is one of the greatest under-addressed issues of our time. More than 21 million people around the globe are trapped in what amounts to modern slavery.
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Support Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - A Proven Pathway to Financial Stability

The whole community benefits when working people can turn their financial tightrope into a stable pathway to success. Financially stable people are more likely to have access to quality healthcare, provide a good education for their children, and contribute to their local economies.
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