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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 to end on a high note with most of our priority bills passing and getting funded. Here are the highlights on the big wins and […]

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There is Something Special Happening at United Way of Salt Lake

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Wasatch Front. Our mission and role has transformed over the years from brokering donations and coordinating programs to creating lasting social change through powerful partnerships that address some of the toughest challenges […]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Vote!

By Emilia Comai Community and Advocacy Engagement Coordinator I know what you’re thinking. We published this blog post too early: the election isn’t until November! Well, you’re half right. The general election IS in November; Tuesday, Nov. 8th to be exact. However, we’re posting this just in time for the primary election on Tuesday, June […]

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A Personal Story: Becoming an Advocate as a Mother and Early Childhood Educator

Megan Haymond Student, Early Childhood Education, University of Utah Mom of 2 UWSL Advocate I have always had an interest in serving others and my community. As a mother I have wanted to provide the best opportunities available for my kids. Ever since I decided to be a teacher, I had been told that as […]

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You Can Change Your World in One Minute

by Derek Loutenstock Young Leaders Member Legislators are actually real people. No, seriously they are. This was an exciting discovery for me. Thanks to my involvement in United Way of Salt Lake’s advocacy efforts, I learned that I’m represented by a state representative and state senator who aren’t just names in the newspaper or pictures […]

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Preschool and Real Time Advocacy – Get Involved!

Mike Kirby Business Development Manager, GENCOMM United Way of Salt Lake Young Leader Just a few weeks ago, HB96 (the Utah School Readiness Initiative) was signed into law by Governor Herbert, helping to give thousands of at-risk kids a better chance in school and life. When I first heard about this bill at the United […]

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John Milliken Testifies in Support of Collective Impact and Community Schools

By Elizabeth GarbePublic Policy Director Last week the legislature’s Education Task Force met and heard testimony from a variety of groups regarding their perspectives on student achievement. Board Member and Chair of UWSL’s Collective Impact Council, John Milliken, testified on behalf of UWSL and the Board. He has been a longtime supporter of UWSL and […]

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