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Florida United Ways Consensus Legislative Agenda

The 2021 Florida United Way Consensus Legislative Agenda, represents the 10th year Florida’s United Ways have joined together in a unified effort to advocate for legislative issues of critical importance to the communities they serve throughout the state.  The guiding principles underlying the Agenda include urging Florida Legislators to use a scalpel if the budget needs cutting, to maximize federal revenues, to support the authority of local government and communities to determine the best use of resources, and to focus on prevention.

Florida United Ways Consensus Legislative Agenda

The 2020 Florida United Way Consensus Legislative Agenda, represents the 9th year Florida’s United Ways have joined together in a unified effort to advocate for legislative issues of critical importance to the communities they serve throughout the state.  The guiding principles underlying the Agenda include urging Florida Legislators to use a scalpel if the budget needs cutting, to maximize federal revenues, to support the authority of local government and communities to determine the best use of resources, and to focus on prevention.

The 2020 Consensus Agenda targets United Way Priority Areas:

To view the Agenda, issue papers (click “IP) and/or talking points papers (click “TP), click on the desired links below:

2020 Florida United Ways Consensus Legislative Agenda (2-pages)

  • Quality Early Learning    IP    TP

  • Affordable Housing    IP    TP

  • Income Tax Consulting & Preparation Assistance    IP    TP

  • Ensuring Access to Healthcare    IP    TP

  • Supporting Florida's Veterans    IP    TP

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To access the Florida Legislature’s website, which contains information regarding all legislation filed during a particular legislative session, together with information regarding legislators, committees, calendars, staff and much more, visit Online Sunshine.

More About UWOF Advocacy ... 

As the statewide membership organization for Florida’s 28 local United Ways, the United Way of Florida works in many ways to achieve its mission: “…to enhance Florida United Ways’ efforts to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.”  One of the primary ways in which the United Way of Florida fulfills this mission is through effective participation in public policy at the state and nation levels.

Through their funding and community building efforts, Florida’s local United Ways are an integral part of Florida’s education and human service systems.  Focusing on education, income, health, and other safety net issues they are engaged in myriad ways to improve the quality of life for everyone in their communities and across the Sunshine State.  The United Way of Florida represents the interests of Florida’s United Ways on legislative and regulatory issues relating to education, income, and health, and also on general issues impacting the nonprofit community and related to disaster preparation, recovery, and response.

The United Way of Florida also works in concert with United Way Worldwide on issues of importance to United Ways, the communities we serve and other nonprofits.  Visit the United Way Worldwide website to review their public policy positions for the 116th Congress.