Your voice is a valuable tool that you can use to get involved. Whether you are telling a friend in a simple conversation, writing a letter to local or federal policy makers, reposting or sharing your story on social networks, or even simply wearing a United Way LIVE UNITED t-shirt, advocating a cause you a passionate about can go a long way.
Being informed and telling friends, family, and community members about critical issues such as health care, education, and income are great places to start! Change starts with one person sharing and advocating for the issues they are passionate about.
Be informed. Speak up. Advocate and make an impact today.
How to Advocate:
There are plenty of ways to make yourself heard in today’s world. Having a conversation with friends or family about an issue you a passionate about is one way to do it. You can also follow us on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/pages/United-Way-of-Harrisonburg-Rockingham-County/1152...https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Way-of-Harrisonburg-Rockingham-Cou... @unitedwayhr. Follow along and be informed of upcoming events, current critical issues, and read stories as well as share your own. Repost and get the word out. You can also watch and share videos from our Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/UnitedWayHR">http://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedWayHR">www.youtube.com/user/UnitedWayH....
Wear a Shirt
Wearing a United Way LIVE UNITED t-shirt can be an easy way to lead into a conversation about what you believe in. The United Way logo has become an icon that stands for hope and encouragement in many communities. Wearing a United Way t-shirt can serve as a reminder of opportunities that are available. Together we can create a better community for everyone. Don't just wear the t-shirt, live it.
Write a Letter
Being informed is important, but so is making your voice heard. If there are pressing issues in your community that you are passionate about you can write a letter to your local, state, or federal policy makers, making your voice heard. Let them know that there are needs, ask for a call to action, be a voice for others who are struggling!