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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Advocacy | Impact

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

Tax Savvy Donors Tell How An IRA Gift Benefits Them And 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 an 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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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

California Working Families Win

While the federal policy landscape continues to be challenging for people trying to make ends meet, California plans to expand opportunities for working-class families as UWBA and its partners across the state scored a huge win with a...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

From Homelessness to Financial Stability

  Betty is someone who knows first-hand the challenges of being a single mom. She is currently raising her eight-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter and paying the rent and putting food on the table is incredibly difficult on...

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Advocacy | Poverty | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

National Service Programs are Critical in the Fight Against Poverty

The “America First Blueprint Budget” was released by the White House in March and calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service is home to several important...

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