When we speak up, united, we can make lasting change a reality in North Texas. Join us as we advocate for policies that will improve education, income and health, expand opportunities for our neighbors and drive systemic change.
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We can absolutely affect change through advocacy. I donate money or invest my time, but that’s only going to go so far. With advocacy, it’s changing policies that can last for years and affect numerous people.
Neena Newberry, Former United Way Advocacy Committee Chair and Women of Tocqueville Member
Creating Generational Impact
Improved Child Care Safety
Working with allies from across Texas, we advocated for multiple bills to drastically improve child care standards and reporting, which prevents abuse and neglect in these facilities.
Prevented Child Abuse
We spoke up for HOPES and Nurse-Family Partnership, programs that prevent child maltreatment, helping them secure $1.5 million and $2.9 million, respectively, for the next two years.
Advocated to Help Feed Seniors
We advocated to simplify the application and renewal process for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which 90% of eligible seniors say is too daunting to complete.