Advocacy Archives — United Way Salt Lake
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Utah Govenor signs HB477 into law, expanding funding and access to full-day kindergarten

On May 3, we proudly celebrated the ceremonial signing of HB477 Full-Day Kindergarten Amendments. This groundbreaking bill gives Utah families the freedom to choose the kindergarten education that best fits […]

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United Way of Salt Lake 2023 Legislative Session Wrap Up

UWSL legislative priorities see big wins for Utah kids and families The 2023 legislative session adjourned last Friday, March 3, at midnight and we at United Way of Salt Lake […]

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United Way of Salt Lake Calls for Childcare Solutions to Support Utah Families

New report shows childcare issues result in an estimated $1.36 billion loss annually to Utah’s economy Parents have long known that childcare disruptions impact more than just a family’s daily […]

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Optional Full-Day Kindergarten: Equitable Access to Early Education

All Utah families should have a choice in the type of kindergarten program their child attends, whether that be half-day or full-day kindergarten (FDK). Unfortunately, this is still not the […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Legislative Priorities for 2023

Advocate with us to help more kids and families thrive   At United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL), we believe engaging in public policy is essential to creating systemic change […]

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Take Action: Write a Letter to the Editor

  Wondering HOW and WHY to write a letter to the editor? United Way of Salt Lake is here to help! If you’re passionate about taking action for an issue […]

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Legislative Priorities for 2022

  Learn about the bills and concepts we’ll be advocating for during the 2022 Legislative Session Utah’s 2022 Legislative Session runs from January 18th to March 4th. During this time, […]

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United Way of Salt Lake hosts the 2022 Legislative Preview

The 2022 Legislative Preview brought together community members, legislators, and subject experts to discuss key issues that will be addressed during the 2022 Legislative Session ​​​​​​ On January 11, United […]

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Nonpartisan Volunteer Opportunities During the 2020 Election

Empower more people to get out and vote in 2020 by volunteering during the election cycle   COVID-19 has changed day-to-day life for nearly everyone, but it hasn’t changed the […]

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Your Vote Matters: Make it Count

Make your voice heard. Pledge to vote in every election. In the 2016 presidential election, approximately 138 million Americans turned out to vote: that’s only around 58% of eligible voters. […]

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Job coaching for Davis Teachers Leads To Higher Achievement for Students

Kindergartens in Davis School District achieved 4X the growth of their statewide peers after the teachers received job coaching   There was an underlying concern on the professional learning team […]

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Our Legislative Priorities for 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is nearly here. And we have several public policy priorities this year that we believe will help children and families thrive in our community. At United […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Big Wins (and Losses) of the 2019 Legislative Session

By Elizabeth Garbe, Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Policy at United Way of Salt Lake After a difficult first two weeks of the 2019 General Session, we were able […]

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Why Fully Expanded Medicaid Matters

Are you currently healthy? Are you and your spouse able to work and provide for your family? Are your children healthy enough to focus and learn during the school day? […]

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Help put #UtahKidsFirst during the 2019 Legislative Session

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager for United Way of Salt Lake The 2019 Legislative Session is here, and United Way of Salt Lake knows that many of the issues that […]

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