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Here at your local United Way, we are working hard on the front lines of our community, assessing needs, devising strategies, and mobilizing resources to improve people’s lives and build a stronger community. Through the work we do each day, the community relationships we maintain, and the close ties to those we serve, we here at Lubbock Area United Way have gained great experience in the needs of our community.
Lubbock Area United Way is a part of United Ways of Texas. UWT focuses on systems change through policy and advocacy. During the Legislative Session, UWT brings the United Way voice to the Texas Capitol through public policy and advocacy efforts. Likewise, UWT actively works with members during the interim to ensure their voices help inform lawmakers as well as the policy priorities of the next legislative session.
United Ways of Texas serves as the unified public policy voice of local United Ways like ours and many others from every corner of Texas. They translate the work local United Ways are leading in their communities into opportunities for systemic change through policy in the areas of education, health, financial stability, and nonprofit/community strengthening.
The approach to policy is non-partisan and issue-focused and United Ways of Texas aims to inform, educate, and build consensus.
The United Ways of Texas 2023 Public Policy Agenda highlights the collective priorities of the state network for the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.
Below you can download the agenda with the policy that most impacts our community bolded underneath each initiative.
Download the United Ways of Texas 2023 Public Policy Agenda here.