United Way of Salt Lake Legislative Priorities

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Last week, I attended the United Way of Salt Lake’s annual Legislative Preview Breakfast.  I always look forward to this event.  It is an event that showcases the work United Way does, creating a collective impact by working with the government, the private sector and the community.  During the breakfast, we heard from Legislative leaders from both parties, as well as the Lt. Governor, who spoke about working together to make our community better.

The United Way fights for policy that supports early Childhood Education, Student Success, vital human services, and healthcare.  This year the United Way is also supporting 2 ballot initiatives, Our Schools Now, and Utah Decides Healthcare.  To learn more about Our Schools now, visit www.ourschoolsnow.com and to learn more about Utah Decides Healthcare, visit www.utahdecides.org

During the 2018 Legislative Session, there are several key issues the legislature will take up, including high quality preschool, literacy, school counselors and effective instruction.  This year, you can help the United Way advocate for these important issues by visiting www.uw.org/advocate