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Public Policy

United Way of Wapello County in partnership with United Ways of Iowa and United Way Worldwide actively engages in public policy at both the state level and federal levels. Government at all levels plays a significant role in human development and human service delivery. Our engagement in public policy is vital to further United Way's work in the areas of Education, Income and Health.

 

Legislative Web Guide

United Way of Wapello County strives to foster advocacy work in our priority areas of Education, Income and Health. Whether you are a community leader, volunteer, donor or nonprofit, we want you to be able to have the tools and resources to understand and engage in advocacy.
 
Learn more about current legislation, committee meetings and legislatures at the website for Iowa’s General Assembly.
 
This website includes press releases, commentary and constituent services for Iowa’s governor.
 
Who represents you? To engage in any advocacy, it is important to know who represents you at the Iowa Capitol and in Washington, D.C.
 
What does germaneness mean? How does a bill become law? All this and more can be found on the General Assembly’s website.
 
Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying
 
Can nonprofits lobby? What is legal? The following sites are useful resources for nonprofits engaging in public policy and advocacy:
·         Independent Sector
·         Alliance for Justice
·         Internal Revenue Service