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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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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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

Why I Participate in California’s Capitol Day

  By: Sachin Ganpule, UWBA Emerging Leader and Staff Engineer at Dolby Labs   It’s not exactly “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (attending Capitol Day on behalf of United Way as I have for the past four years)...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

When We Say We Fight For Everyone, We Mean It

  I often hear from the community that people do not understand what United Way Bay Area (UWBA) does—do we run workplace campaigns? Do we lead poverty-focused programs? Do we support other nonprofits? The answer to all of...

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Advocacy | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Addressing the Skills Gap in California’s Workforce

  California assembly members Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) have jointly introduced AB 316, a bill that aims to strengthen workforce development in California, which is a bipartisan solution to address the skills gap in our state’s...

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