What does it mean to advocate? An advocate finds her voice and uses it to make a difference. An advocate is an ambassador for a cause, rallies support on an important issue, educates the public with facts and data and make others aware of needs facing her community. An advocate is a voice for those who have been silenced.


What can I do to become a United Way advocate?

  • Contact your local representative and discuss your ideas and concerns for your community.  Find your Wisconsin representative. Find your Minnesota representative.
  • Talk to friends and family.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge on an issue.
  • Write a letter to the editor.
  • Talk to your city council.
  • Organize a group of concerned citizens with a charge.
  • Connect with us on Facebook.
  • Volunteer for a cause you are passionate about.  Search for opportunities here.
  • Read our weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.