Lend Your Voice
Raise your voice and be a champion for change. Help United Way of Greater Stark County amplify its message by advocating for key issues that impact your community.
Whether it’s at the federal, state or local level, we support public policies that align with our vision for a stronger community. Together, we can create meaningful change to improve the health, education and financial stability of our area.
Your voice is important
At United Way of Greater Stark County our advocacy is rooted in equity. We seek to elevate the voices of the communities we serve, particularly underserved communities, to drive systematic change to ensure all people in our community, especially those who have been overlooked, have sufficient income and opportunities to thrive. We help people today but also set policies that will serve our communities in the future.
We work with partners in the community to assess community needs, devise strategies, and mobilize resources to improve people’s lives and build strong communities. Through the work done each day, the community relationships maintained, and the close ties served, United Way seeks to address unique needs of their communities.
United Way seeks to create opportunities for systemic change through policy in the areas of health, education, financial stability. Our approach to policy is non-partisan and issue-focused and we aim to inform, educate, and build consensus.
Sharing your voice and your story matters. With the right tools, anyone can be an effective advocate for change.
This toolkit will give you information on each policy priority, tips on how to communicate effectively with your elected representatives, sample social media posts, scripts for calling your representatives and a template for writing a letter to your representatives.
At the end you will find a list of resources that will help you draft letters, call your representatives, and where you can find your local representative’s contact information.