Advocacy | Education | Impact

Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15

As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area to meet our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and strengthening the...

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Advocacy | Volunteering

Plan. Vote. Share.

Election day is around the corner. Thousands of people have taken the Vote pledge and now is the time to fulfill that pledge. For many people having a plan to vote helps make getting to the polls easier....

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Advocating For An Equal Chance For All

UWBA advocates at state capitol in support of California’s children and immigrant families It’s state budget season in Sacramento and our legislators are hard at work hammering out the details of this year’s state budget. While our leaders...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Show your support for tax refunds.

Act to help more Bay Area families get the tax returns they deserve.   Congress gets back to work this month after its summer recess and legislators will have their hands full with a number of pressing items....

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Could Inclusionary Zoning alleviate the Bay Area’s housing crisis?

Living and working in the Bay Area can be extremely rewarding. From great weather to a vibrant economy to ethnic and cultural diversity, our region offers a number of rewards for potential residents. However for many working families,...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area Takes the Fight for Working Families to Washington

Ever wonder what the best way is for one of the nation’s largest non-profit networks to affect change at the national level?  Easy—get 90 United Way leaders from 31 states to convene in Washington D.C. to meet with...

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Advocacy | Impact

Policies That Invest In Working Families

California Earned Income Tax Credit and School-Based Services Set Families Up For Success United Way Bay Area recently wrapped up another Capitol Day in Sacramento where a team of volunteers and staff conducted an impressive 25 legislative meetings...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

On June 5, Bay Area Voters Can Make Their Voices Heard

On June 5, 2018 registered Bay Area voters will have the opportunity to make their voices heard. At UWBA, we value our Public Policy work and aim to inform and educate voters on key issues that address the...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | Impact | Partners | Poverty

Creating A More Equitable Bay Area

On April 20, 2018, more than 275 community leaders from across the Bay Area came together in Petaluma for the Rise Together 2018 Opportunity Summit. The tone of the event was set early on by keynote speaker and...

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Advocacy | Impact

California Makes Voting More Accessible and Convenient

    California has made it easier for voters to submit their ballots thanks to the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). Approved by lawmakers in 2016, the VCA significantly changes the way voters in several California counties will cast...

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