Democracy is at work in our community! Today, we recognize the historic, record-breaking number of North Texans who cast their votes up and down the ballot in the 2020 Election. Thank you to each of you who made your voice heard and exercised your right to vote. Communities with strong civic participation have higher rates of employment, stronger schools, better physical health, and a more responsive government. We offer our congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris—and celebrate the election of the first-ever Black, S.E. Asian woman to the second-highest office in our country.
Every election, we have the opportunity to shape our community with our vote. But it doesn’t stop on election day. At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas we are committed to advocating for systemic changes to education, income and health to ensure all North Texans, regardless of race or ZIP code, have the opportunity and access to reach their full potential.
We hope that you will join us in this work and continue using your voice beyond this election. You can sign up—and speak up—as a United Way advocate and help to strengthen our community. Your voice is powerful and our community needs it, especially when the Texas Legislature convenes in January 2021!
As a United Way advocate, you’ll receive information on our top policy priorities plus notifications on when and how to connect with elected officials. Join the Live United movement and sign up for our advocacy emails today.