Speak Out For A Better Future
Way of Mifflin-Juniata proudly partners with United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP)
to advocate for the health, education, and financial stability of every person
in our community. UWP monitors and engages our local and federal
congressional delegates in public policy priorities that are of importance to
our United Way and our community. Some of those policy priorities include
early childhood education and afterschool programs, securing state support for
PA 2-1-1, which connects Pennsylvanians to health and human services
information, and matters related to financial stability, such as expanding the
Earned Income Tax Credit. The more recent successes seen by our United
Way advocacy across the state include (1) Increasing access to high quality
education for thousands of Pennsylvania’s 3 and 4-year olds, (2)
Strengthening our PA 2-1-1 system statewide by leveraging public and private
investments to ensure every Pennsylvanian will have access to the service, both
through phone and text, by the end of 2018, and (3) Protecting and expanding
the pro-work, anti-poverty Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit
improvements which affect 750,000 children in over 380,000 Pennsylvania
families. This protection kept 179,000
children, and 398,000 Pennsylvanians overall, from falling deeper into
poverty. The average Pennsylvanian who
claims the EITC gets to keep more than $2,200 of their earnings to help support
themselves and their families.
addition to advocating on behalf of our United Way, our partnership with UWP
allows for cross-sector collaborations between various coalitions and community
partners who are committed to bringing lasting change to the problems our
communities, our state, and our nation are currently facing. UWP builds
relationships, engages, teaches, and strengthens our message to fight for every
person in every community. With our advocacy efforts, we can LIVE UNITED!
For more information, please visit UWP’s website at www.uwp.org/advocate.
To make an impact on the issues that impact your daily life, contact local legislators. The education, income, and health of you and your family is too important to take a back seat. Stay informed and promote change.
To find contact information for your Township or Borough Legislator and Senator,
click here and search by address, county, or with the PA map.
This is one more way to LIVE UNITED.
Make a difference in our community
& LIVE UNITED.