You can make change happen with your voice. Get informed. Tell your friends. Write a letter to the editor. Email a local politician. We need people who are passionate about education, income, and heath—and know how to make some noise!
Some great, quick ways to advocate:
- Donate a tweet, post or text to United Way of Bucks County (or another fabulous non-profit). Give us a shout out once in a while! Tweet us on a #ff (follow Friday) and tell people why you like @uwbucks; post a comment or like a story on our Facebook page; send a text to your friends telling them that you’re a UW Bucks advocate because you care about education/income/health in Bucks County. (They’ll only think it’s weird the first time you do it…)
- Grassroots advocacy: Set a goal and get to work! If there is an issue you care about, mark your calendar and then make it a point to tell 5 people each time the appointment comes up. For example, make the first Monday of each month that you tell five people about something great happening in the non-profit community in Bucks County. You’ll be surprised how quickly good news spreads – but we need your help to start that ripple effect.
- Letter to the editor and guest opinions: Our local papers are interested in hearing from you. If you care about something, writing a letter to the editor or guest opinion is an important way to educate the community.
- Wear your LIVE UNITED T shirt with pride: If you have a Live United T shirt, be sure to wear it with pride. This isn’t just a sleep shirt or part of your workout gear. This is a T shirt that says to the community: I am the change. I am part of the solution. I Live United because I care about Bucks County.