Advocate — United Way Salt Lake
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Engaging in public policy advocacy is a powerful way to make a difference in people's lives. Learn more about the issues that United Way of Salt Lake is passionate about and send an email directly to your legislators to let them know what matters to you.

We Fight For Policies That Support....

Early Childhood Education

We fight to make sure every kid has a strong early education foundation. High-quality preschool aids growth and improves school readiness. During the 2021 Legislative Session, we will work to protect all current early education funding and push for the expansion of both preschool and optional extended-day kindergarten. Click here to hear more about what legislators want to see in this session for early childhood education.

Educational Outcomes & Financial Stability

Getting kids back on track, closing achievement gaps, and supporting parents in attaining increased financial stability are key goals this year. We will work to expand access to out-of-school programming that improves academic outcomes and academic engagement and expand access to workforce preparation for parents. Hear what legislators believe we should do to get kids back on track academically AND how Amendment G impacts education funding.

Recovery Efforts

We fight to ensure every person has the opportunity to benefit from and contribute to economic prosperity. COVID-19 has impacted families and industries in many ways. We will be supporting policies that ensure an equitable recovery committed to strengthening all families as well as our economy. Click here to find out what to what we can expect in recovery efforts this session.

Healthy Children, Healthy Families

Children’s health care coverage, affordable housing and rent support, and access to food are just a few things that impact a person’s overall health and wellbeing. We will support efforts to address these social determinants of health so that children and families can thrive. Click here to check out what legislators say about addressing the root causes of health.

Learn How You Can Get Involved

From writing emails to sending letters, telling your legislators what matters to you is an important part of our legislative process. Learn how our legislators recommend you get involved in the session here.

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Watch the Legislative Preview

We interviewed 11 Utah legislators about the top issues during the 2021 Legislative Session and how they will prioritize the needs of families and children in our community.

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Take Action

Send an email directly to your legislators to let them know what is important to you.

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