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Placing a Spotlight on Issues through Advocacy

The Louisiana Association of United Ways (LAUW) advocates by placing a spotlight on issues affecting the economic vitality of hard-working families, the success of Louisiana’s children, and common challenges in local communities that are bigger than any one region. 

LAUW takes the lead in representing member United Ways before state policymakers, including the legislative and executive branches. LAUW also supports federal level advocacy coordinated by United Way Worldwide.

LAUW's advocacy focal points are informed by the needs and priorities of our nine member United Ways acting on behalf of their communities – serving 53 parishes throughout our great state. LAUW’s involvement in advocacy is strictly nonpartisan, and we do not endorse candidates for office.