Each year United Way works with legislators, communities, programs, and leaders across the state of Iowa to establish mission-driven public policy goals and priorities to achieve systemic changes.
2021 Legislative Scorecard
Each year United Way of Central Iowa and other United Ways around the state collaborate to develop our top priorities for the Iowa legislature related to the 5 elements of a thriving community; essential needs, early childhood success, education success, economic opportunity, and health and well-being.. Our work to advocate for public policy changes happen both directly through face-to-face meetings with legislators, leaders, and influencers in our community, and indirectly by helping all central Iowans engage their legislators regarding these issues.
Below are United Way of Central Iowa's legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session, and the results once the legislative session ended in June 2021.
2021 Legislative Priorities
Nonprofit Advocacy & Lobbying
Can nonprofits lobby? What is legal? The following sites are useful resources for nonprofits engaging in public policy and advocacy