AdvocateAdvocacy for social and systemic change on a public policy level is an increasingly vital aspect of our work at United Way of Salem County (UWSC). We understand that serving basic needs, supporting and strengthening communities is critical. However, sustainable change is only achievable if systemic measures are also taken.Throughout our history, United Way of Salem County has done extraordinary work to improve people’s lives and build communities. With our focus on community impact, UWSC has a key role to play in advocating for good public policy. Our advocacy efforts directly correlate with our priorities in Education, Income, Health and Youth Development.

Join us and advocate for an Education, Income, Health, Youth Development or other community strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Your community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions. Don't be afraid to invoke change in your community. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!

There are many ways that you can advocate. See below for ways you can create social change in your local community.

Speak Out

Contact your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.

Be informed

Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

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.