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Advocate

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties knows that to truly fight for our community means to galvanize our voices and advocate for needed changes at the local, state and federal level. Policy change can be big or small. It can mean collaborating with area school boards and teacher’s unions to help educators better combat bullying.  It can be urging state government to invest more in education, social services or 2-1-1.Or it can be mobilizing to speak out with one voice on a critical cause, in person or online. As a leader in community collaborations, the United Way is amplifying individuals’ voices on the most important issues in our community by providing a platform for people to take meaningful action and make a difference.
Together, we will advocate for children, families, veterans, older adults and those facing illness or disability. We will give a voice to those without one, hope to hopeless and strength to the powerless.