Real, sustainable community improvement requires changes in public policy. LIVE UNITED is not about politics; it's about understanding our nation's crises and coming together to solve them.
United Way of America's public agenda is organized by the work of United Ways across the country in the areas of 2-1-1, education, income, and health. Additionally, United Way of America advocates for sound policies affecting the nonprofit sector's capacity to advance the common good. UWA advocacy falls into three tiers: 1) Legislative Leadership Priorities, 2) Legislative Advocacy Issues, and 3) Legislative Support Issues.
Madison County Resources:
Indiana Association of United Way's Advocacy Action Center
The IAUW Advocacy Action Center is a one-stop website to learn more about advocacy in Indiana.
Community Services Council
Madison County Book Club
The Book club is a joint effort between The Community Services Council and United Way of Madison County to connect residents with books that address the many issues facing low-income families. Call United Way at 765-643-7493 to learn more.
Cliff Effect Report
Bridges out of Poverty
Place at the Table
“Place at the Table” is a new documentary that explores the connection between poverty and hunger.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
Myth of the Welfare Queen by David Zucchino
Nickel & Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Stories from Below the Poverty Line by George Beukema