Advocate

AdvocateWith our focus on community impact, United Way of Southwest Alabama has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy.

Your community needs YOU to have an impact on public policy decisions. You can persuade policymakers to allocate resources to provide effective services and quality programs.

You can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. Here are just a few ways you can advocate:

Be informed
Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health.

Engage with your community
Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Learn about what people say are their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges.

Raise Awareness About a Cause
Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about.

Speak Out
Contact your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, or Health issue.

Register to Vote
One of the easiest ways to affect change in your community is by voting. Whether the issue is local, regional, or national, we urge each person in our community to register to vote and participate in every election. Make your voice heard and make your vote count! Download the Alabama Mail-In Voter Registration Form here!

Wear the Shirt
When people see you wearing the iconic “LIVE UNITED” t-shirt they will know you are a champion for our community. By working together, helping and supporting one another, we aim to create collective impact and improve the quality of life in Southwest Alabama.

Share Your Story: Why Do You Live United?
As supporters of UWSWA, you advocate for our work every day. Let us know how you LIVE UNITED, give back and make a difference by commenting on our Facebook page, tweeting us a micro-story (@UWSWA), or emailing us. We want to hear from you!