Category Archives: Public Policy

Labor / Management Mid-Year Conference discusses need for growth of viable workforce, strong labor/management relationships

“Taking it back to the businesses, to the union halls, to the plants, and to the cafeterias” – that was one of the key themes of this year’s Tennessee Labor Management Mid-Year conference, which stressed the importance of a viable … Continue reading

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“Day On The Hill” gave United Way opportunity to speak with TN legislators about critical issues

Last week’s “Day on the Hill” for United Way organizations in Tennessee provided a great opportunity to meet and speak with state legislators. Fred Ashwill, VP of Public Policy for United Way of the Mid-South, spoke with officials about needs … Continue reading

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United Way organizations across Tennessee visiting the state capitol for a “Day On The Hill”

UNITED WAY SUPPORTS PRE-K, ACADEMIC STANDARDS, AND AFTERSCHOOL United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of 38 United Ways in the state, today gathers for its Day on the Hill to support preservation of funding for Pre-K classrooms, K-12 standards, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: 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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From the Archive: 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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From the Archive: 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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From the Archive: United Way Worldwide President & CEO speaks to Senate Committee on Finance on charitable giving

Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, spoke to the United States Senate Committee on Finance yesterday about the need for Congress to avoid changes to tax laws that may result in reduced giving to charities. The proposals under consideration would … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Youth United Way Chairman Clifton Jordan meets Governor Haslam and 300 teen leaders from across state

Youth United Way Chairman Clifton Jordan received an up-close look at state government last weekend when he met with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and 300 youth from across the state as part of the 2011 Youth In Government Conference in … Continue reading

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From the Archive: UW Funding for child abuse services receives editorial coverage in The Commercial Appeal

Saturday’s edition of The Commercial Appeal contained an editorial about how our regional nonprofit network truly puts needs first, even when questions about funding and geography can come into play.Saturday’s editorial mentions a story from last week’s paper about how … Continue reading

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From the Archive: In The News | United Way & Child Advocacy Center speak with DeSoto supervisors about child abuse services

In yesterday’s Commercial Appeal, reporter Henry Bailey wrote about how representatives from United Way of the Mid-South and the Child Advocacy Center spoke with Mississippi supervisors about the need for funding to ensure child abuse victims receive quick, available services. … Continue reading

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