Advancing the Common Good: Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

While United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties can get much accomplished through the generosity of donors and volunteers, we know that our focus on advancing the common good requires advocating on issues that impact education, income, and health.

Please join us in taking an active role in community building by engaging in local, state and national discussions and advocacy around the important issues that change community conditions and improve lives.

What can you do?

United Way has brought our communities together to research and set common goals. Visit our 2020 Vision Goals for the Common Good to learn more about the conditions of our community and the strategies developed to address needs and build on assets. 
Find out who your local decision-makers are, including your local legislators. Read our legislative updates and see what is happening with important legislation at the Statehouse.

Call, e-mail, or write your legislator. You can even send them a Tweet or write on their Facebook wall. Let them know what you want to see accomplished, either generally or in regards to specific legislation. They work for you, and they want to hear what you feel is important. Find your local legislators here.


Talk with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers about what they would like to see happen in the community. Tell them about the work United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is doing and how they can be involved. “Liking” or “sharing” a Facebook post, re-tweeting important information, and even wearing a LIVE UNITED shirt are great ways to engage others.