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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Advocacy | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A Thriving California For All, Not Just A Few

The 2018 legislative session is starting in Sacramento and advocates from across the state will connect with leaders in the Capitol about shared policy priorities. UWBA believes California is ripe for opportunity in two areas that support policies...

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Top 10 Advocacy Wins of 2017

As we prepare for another busy year of advocacy, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate our 2017 wins. UWBA — alongside our volunteers and coalition partners, met with local officials, state representatives, and members of Congress...

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Advocacy | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Donors Tell How IRA Gift Benefits Them & United Way

Kathy and Mike, long-time United Way supporters, are making their first Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) ever this holiday season. They’ve chosen to write a sizable check directly from Kathy’s IRA to United Way Bay Area. The two Alameda...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

3 Ways to Fix the Tax Code

With Congress moving full speed ahead on tax reform before the year’s end, we have a once in a generation opportunity to improve the nation’s tax code. The United Way network is advocating for three key principles in...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Congress Could Miss Opportunity to Help Workers with Tax Reform

Last month the White House, along with Republican congressional leadership unveiled their long-awaited blueprint for tax reform. The document, “Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code” lays out the majority party’s priorities for a major overhaul of...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

United We Dream

This week, after months of speculation, the federal administration announced the termination of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was implemented in 2012 by executive order under President Obama to provide some immigrants who were...

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Advocacy | Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area

VITA Advocates to the Rescue

Earlier this summer, UWBA got wind of an appropriations bill proposed in the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee that would have slashed the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) funding in half, from $15 million in...

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