Advocate | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

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Lasting change only happens when we work together. And part of that is uniting our voices to speak up and speak out. At United Way, we educate public officials on how education, income and health policies impact our community and advocate to expand opportunities and drive systemic change.

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Advocacy in Action

Throughout the year, United Way advocates for policy priorities at all levels of government to advance our community goals. We work to mobilize multiple sectors locally and statewide to encourage decision makers to adopt better, more common-sense policies.

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IMPROVED THE SAFETY IN TEXAS CHILD CARES

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Since 2007, thousands of children have been injured, sexually abused or have died as the result of abuse or neglect in Texas childcare facilities. Along with our allies from across the state, we advocated for multiple bills to drastically improve standards and reporting.

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Prevented Child Abuse

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Home visits are one of the only proven methods to prevent maltreatment. We got a big victory when H.O.P.E.S and Nurse-Family Partnership secured $1.5 million and $2.9 million respectively for the next biennium. This additional funding will allow these programs to expand their services on top of their current caseloads.

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Advocated to Help Feed Seniors

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Recent surveys show that 90% of seniors eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) find the online application too daunting to complete. We advocated to simplify the SNAP application and renewal process for seniors.