Voice Your Opinion- Be an Advocate!

Through advocacy, Metro United Way endeavors to raise awareness of the issues related to our mission, provide access to tools for making change and offer opportunities to take action.

Metro United Way's Public Policy Priorities

Services for People in Need

Adequate and sustainable funding for a quality network of health and human services: Advocate and engage in community, state, and federal levels to protect and enhance funding that ensures the critical infrastructure of health, safety and human services for all. (Examples: child safety, child obesity, domestic violence, elder abuse etc.)

Access to public benefits for people who are eligible: Advocate and engage in activities that support individuals who are eligible to receive local, state or federal benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to, unemployment insurance, food stamps, Social Security, State Children’s Health Insurance, WIC, Medicaid, and certain tax credits.

Statewide 2-1-1: Advocate for statewide implementation of the 2-1-1 abbreviated dialing code for access to health and human service information and referral in Kentucky and Indiana. Support funding statewide 2-1-1 through the calling for 2-1-1 Act.

School Readiness and Success in School

School Readiness:

Affordable, quality child care and preschool: Advocate and engage in activities that make voluntary, quality preschool available for every 3- and 4-year-old child through a diverse delivery model of preschools and existing community-based child care providers including Head Start, Early Start and Pre-Kindergarten.

Universal kindergarten readiness/entry assessment: Advocate and engage in activities that establish universal kindergarten readiness/entry definition and assessment for all children entering kindergarten.

Success in School:

Middle and high school retention, graduation and re-enrollment: Advocate and engage in activities that support policies that increase opportunity for academic success, re-entry, and high school completion for students who have discontinued their education.


Preserve current charitable giving incentives: Maintain current rates of deductibility of charitable giving.

Advocate with MUW

Metro United Way serves the counties of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.
Our Mission: Improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.
Our Vision: A community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.