JOIN THE CAUSE. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. CREATE REAL CHANGE.
Policy change can be big or small. It can be petitioning your school board to require healthier cafeteria meals. It can be urging your government to invest more in schools, make child tax credits permanent, or make more children eligible for health insurance. Or it can be mobilizing your contacts to speak out on a critical cause, in person or online. United Way galvanizes people to speak up for change. We're amplifying individuals’ voices on important community issues. We provide a platform for people to take meaningful action that makes a difference.
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UNITED WAY OF KENTUCKY'S 2019/2020 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
United Way of Kentucky's 2019 Public Policy Agenda focuses on causes that matter to you. View the full 2019 Public Policy agenda here.
1. NONPROFIT EXEMPT STATUS PROTECTION: STATUS - COMPLETE! THANK YOU TO THE 2019 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR PASSING HB354!
Advocate for a statutory exemption for nonprofits from collecting sales and use tax.
2. CASH BAIL REFORM: STATUS - ONGOING
Minimize the risk of parental incarceration by ensuring parents who don't pose a risk to public safety are able to support their families and continue working while awaiting trial.
3. SUPPORTING PREGNANT WORKERS: STATUS - COMPLETE! THANK YOU TO THE 2019 KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR PASSING SB18!
Ensure that pregnant workers are given fair treatment and safe conditions in the workplace.
4. COVERAGE & CARE: STATUS - ONGOING
Promote opportunities and resources that assist individuals in navigating requirements to access health insurance coverage and care.
5. 2020 CENSUS: STATUS - ONGOING
Advocate for a fair, accurate and complete 2020 U.S. Census.
FEDERAL POLICY PRIORITIES
United Way’s Policy Agenda for the 116th Congress helps fulfill our obligation to assist policy-makers in crafting the best possible governmental policies in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, while also tackling important policies that strengthen communities at-large. Learn more about United Way's federal public policy priorities here .
UNITED WAY OF KENTUCKY PUBLIC POLICY ADVISORY PARTNERS
United Way of Kentucky's Public Policy Advisory Partners are a group of advocacy leaders, members, volunteers, and community partners who strive to improve Kentucky communities through increased educational opportunity, financial stability, and health outcomes. Current PPAP partners include representation from the United Way of Kentucky board of directors, United Way of the Bluegrass, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Metro United Way. Interested in getting involved? Reach out to us.
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United Way engages in public policy advocacy to leverage the knowledge and experience of our network to help inform policymakers’ decisions regarding governance and funding of critical health and human services.
United Way’s Policy Agenda for Congress helps fulfill our obligation to assist policy-makers in crafting the best possible governmental policies in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, while also tackling important policies that strengthen communities at-large.
LIVE UNITED DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Attend Live United Day at the Capitol on January 30, 2020!
Interested in partnering with us? Reach out to us to join forces for Live United Day 2020.
Save the date for LIVE UNITED DAY AT THE CAPITOL on Thursday, January 30th, 2020!