WHO WE ARE
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve.
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.
PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
United Way SELA’s Public Policy team advocates year-round for policies and programs that advance our mission to eradicate poverty in Southeast Louisiana and stabilize ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households.
ALICE highlights individuals and families across Louisiana who work hard, yet cannot afford the basics. ALICE lives paycheck to paycheck with little to no savings - one emergency from falling into poverty.
We work collaboratively across sectors to advance bipartisan policies in health, education, financial stability, and community strengthening that create opportunities for vulnerable households to thrive. Together, we can create truly equitable communities.
View our recent public policy work below, and sign up here to become an advocate.
UWSELA Public Policy Committee Legislative Wrap-Up
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s (UWSELA) Blueprint for Prosperity advances our mission to eradicate poverty and support ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families across Louisiana who work hard but are unable to afford basic household necessities...
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s 2022 State Legislative Agenda
The 2022 First Extraordinary Session convened on February 1 to redraw district lines for the state House and Senate, with final adjournment on February 20. Redistricting work is required every 10 years with the release of new U.S. Census data ...
United Against Domestic Violence Coalition
This publication was put together by an ever-growing, diverse and bipartisan coalition of individuals and organizations who support victims of domestic abuse. It is not an “easy read”. Some of the content is absolutely horrifying...