Category Archives: Public Policy

Focus on early childhood development: United Way meets with Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee to discuss the issues

The future of children’s education and the need for more effective childhood development programs and services in DeSoto County were topics of conversation recently as United Way representatives met with Alan Nunnelee, U.S. Representative, First District of Mississippi, and Walt … Continue reading

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Congressman Cohen meets with United Way leaders, partner nonprofit agencies to discuss federal funding

Earlier this month Congressman Steve Cohen (Tennessee 9th District) met with United Way volunteers and staff, as well as representatives from partner nonprofit agencies in midtown Memphis to discuss a proposed 5% cut (which he does not support) in federal funding. Cohen … Continue reading

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Media Release: United Ways from Tennessee speaking with state leaders about pre-kindergarten and funding of critical social services today

United Way advocates for pre-k, honors advocacy leaders, celebrates resolution (NASHVILLE, TN) United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of 39 United Ways in the state, gathers today for its annual Hill Day. The day includes a legislative breakfast at … Continue reading

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Please act! Preserve the charitable giving tax deduction

Washington politicians are considering placing caps or making cuts to the 100-year-old tax benefit for those who give to charities, redirecting these dollars to the federal government. Measures like this, at a time when people and families are still reeling … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Award presentations during United Way “Hill Day” in Nashville

Earlier this week, United Ways of Tennessee led an advocacy effort to support early education work in Nashville and awarded volunteers making a difference in this effort, including partners in the Raise Your Hand Tennessee project across the state. Here … Continue reading

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Media Release: United Way “Hill Day” supports Pre-K and family resource centers, awards advocacy leaders

Contact: Mary Graham, President, United Ways of Tennessee 615-495-9970 mary.graham@uwtn.org (NASHVILLE, TN) United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of38 United Way organizations across the state, will gather tomorrow for its “Hill Day” activities supporting preservation of funding for Pre-K classrooms … Continue reading

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(MORE) IN THE NEWS: United Way’s office opening in Hernando, MS – The Commercial Appeal

Last week’s opening of the new United Way of the Mid-South office in Hernando, MS was covered by reporter Henry Bailey for The DeSoto Appeal section of The Commercial Appeal. You can read Bailey’s story online at http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/dec/17/united-way-boosts-presence-in-hernando/

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