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United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, health and safety net: financial stability - the building blocks for a good quality of life.

United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to be part of the change.

Click here for the 2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up.

Our 2017 Public Policy Legislative Agenda “United Against Poverty”, is a key strategy in our Blueprint for Prosperity which serves to advance our objectives to eradicate poverty and to assist those on the cusp of poverty or ALICE---Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is a term to describe residents across Louisiana who are working hard, yet still struggling to make ends meet. ALICE has low-paying jobs, little or no savings, and is one emergency from falling into poverty. Our “United Against Poverty” Public Policy Agenda reaffirms UWSELA’s positions previously taken in the 2015 and 2016 Louisiana Legislative Sessions and has once again made history with regard to domestic violence legislation. We hope it encourages others to focus on public policy and adopt the Blueprint for Prosperity, our poverty eradication agenda.Together we can educate and empower people to help lift them out of poverty. We can create a stronger, better Louisiana.

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