Public Policy & Advocacy

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Across Texas— whether in major cities, rural towns, or anywhere in between—local United Ways are working hard on the front lines of their communities, assessing community needs, devising strategies, and mobilizing resources to improve people’s lives and build strong communities.  Through the work they do each day, the community relationships they maintain, and the close ties to those they serve, United Ways establish themselves as experts on the unique needs of their communities.

United Ways of Texas serves as the unified public policy voice of local United Ways from every corner of Texas.  We translate the work local United Ways are leading in their communities into opportunities for systemic change through policy in the areas of education, health, financial stability, and nonprofit/community strengthening

Our approach to policy is non-partisan and issue-focused and we aim to inform, educate, and build consensus. 
The United Ways of Texas 2023 Public Policy Agenda highlights the collective priorities of the state network for the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. 

Download the United Ways of Texas 2023 Public Policy Agenda here.

To learn more about what happened last legislative session and our advocacy wins,
read our 88th Legislative Session Wrap-Up Report here.

Digital Connectivity Sign-On Letter for 87th Legislature

Testimony to Senate Transportation on SB 5

Testimony to Human Services on HB 5