Public Policy

The government at all levels plays a significant role in human development and human service delivery. 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. 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 Iowa's General Assembly website.
This website includes press releases, commentary, and constituent services for Iowa's governor.
Who represents you? It is important to know who represents you at the Iowa Capitol and in Washington, D.C, to engage in any advocacy.
What does germaneness mean? How does a bill become law? You can find the answers to those questions and more on the General Assembly's website.
Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying
Can nonprofits lobby? What is legal? The following sites are valuable resources for nonprofits engaging in public policy and advocacy:
·         Independent Sector
·         Alliance for Justice
·         Internal Revenue Service