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United Way of Transylvania County Encourages Advocacy






Join us in advocating for local Education, Income, or Health issues.Your community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions. Advocating in your community does not simply mean lobbying on a specific piece of legislation.

There are many ways that you can advocate and create social change in your local community:

Speak Out

Contact your local and county officials or your representative in Congress about an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue.

Be informed

Learn how your community ranks in academic attainment, income stability and health. Use the United Way Common Good Forecaster, a powerful online tool that lets people see for themselves how improving the education level has a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.

Engage with your community

Host a community conversation with your friends, coworkers or neighbors. Listen to their aspirations for your community and talk about how you can work together to address challenges. Invited United Way of Transylvania County to attend and present information about local programs and collaboratives.

Raise Awareness About a Cause

Use social media tools to educate your friends and networks about an issue you care about. Go to  then LIKE and SHARE United Way of Transylvania County's posts.