United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Stand Together. Make a Difference.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas understands that to create long-lasting, systemic change in North Texas, we must work as a community to achieve the United 2020 goals in Education, Income and Health. United Way has outlined key state legislative priorities that will advance our region to the brighter future all North Texans deserve. These crucial issues are something our entire community can support, with minimal — if any — cost to the state. For more information about United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ advocacy work or priorities, contact Stephanie Mace, Director of Public Policy, at 214-978-0034 or smace@unitedwaydallas.org.


 


2015-2016 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES


EDUCATION

Prepare more kids to graduate & succeed

 

INCOME

Help families leave poverty permanently

 

HEALTH

Improve community health


Improve kindergarten readiness by promoting quality developmentally appropriate practices, maternal, infant and early childhood health, safety, and strong parent-child relationships

Enhance academic success by supporting proven practices, like expanded learning opportunities, parent engagement, STEM education, and college and career preparation services

 

Grow pathways to work by supporting innovative vocational initiatives and policies that help workers acquire tools and skills needed for success and connect employers to skilled workers

Boost financial self-sufficiency by increasing education and access to resources for hard-working families to acquire financial tools, build savings, and acquire assets

 

Create a healthier next generation by promoting access to healthy eating, physical activity and coordinated school health programs

Improve community health by supporting innovative and efficient practices for physical and mental health care, like telemedicine


OTHER

Maximize resources and prioritize preventive, proven practices as additional funding is available

Consider pay-for-success funding and development of alternative business corporations, such as social innovation
bonds and the B Corp structure

 

I support the following priorities: