Because no single organization or single sector working alone can solve our communities’ most serious problems, United Way believes we must work together to unite nonprofit and private sector efforts with those of local and state governments. For this reason, public policy advocacy is an essential component to achieving our mission and goals. The public sector is a critical decision-maker and partner in providing health, education and human services, and state, local, and federal laws and budget decisions affect many of the critical programs that are necessary to create lasting changes.
The 2013 Session has begun! Keep up to date with our Legislative Priority Tracker.
2013 POLICY PRIORITIES
- High quality preschool
- Early intervention/optional extended-day kindergarten
- Child care, after-school, and preschool programs
- Prosperity 2020
- Adoption of a refundable State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- Financial Literacy and Education
- Health System Reform
- Administrative Simplicity
- Public-Private 2-1-1 System
- Maintained state investments in basic needs programs
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE INTEGRATION:
- Immigration Reform: UW supports the principles of the Utah Compact and policies that approach immigration with compassion and caring for the basic human needs of all members of our community, and that focus on the education, income, health, and basic needs of children and families
For a complete explanation of United Way of Salt Lake's 2013 Legislative Priorities please check out our lastest booklet.