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Progress on Our 2023 Legislative Priorities

We’re two-thirds of the way through the 88th Texas Legislature and at a key juncture for our legislative priorities. In a few short weeks, bills will start d…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Modernize the 211 Referral Helpline

211 is an important community resource that can be particularly useful for our low-income neighbors. However, the service has been underfunded for years. Dur…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Equity in Public Transportation

Public transportation is vital for Texans to be able to access education, financial stability and healthcare services. The Texas Department of Transportation…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: School-Based Mental Health

Childhood mental health is in crisis in Texas and across the nation. During the Texas Legislature’s 2023 session, lawmakers are considering several bills tha…

Together, We’re Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect So Kids Can Thrive

This April, as we commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re calling on all North Texans to learn more about the prevalence of child abuse and …

At United Way Day at the Capitol, Advocates Call Attention to Key Policy Issues for North Texans

At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, one of the ways we work to improve access to education, income and health is by uniting our voices through advocacy. Wh…

Our 2023 Legislative Priorities at United Way of Dallas

The 88th Texas Legislature is in full swing, and lawmakers have introduced more than 4,500 bills on a staggering number of topics. At United Way of Metropoli…

Hear Policymakers’ Perspective on the 2023 Texas Legislative Session

The 88th Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 10, 2023, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is gearing up for a busy 140 days of advocacy. To prepare for thi…