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United Way galvanizes people to speak out for change. We’re amplifying individuals’ voices on important community issues and urging our public officials to fight for children, nonprofits, and working families. We provide a platform for people across our region to take meaningful action that makes a difference.

Advocacy in Action

With the start of the 117th Congress and the new Administration, United Way is focusing on helping communities across our region recover and rebuild. Much more relief is needed to address our region’s widening inequities in housing, education, and financial opportunity.

Join us in contacting the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and urging them to include vital economic, housing, and nonprofit supports in the next COVID-19 relief package. Our communities can’t wait.

Legislative Alert – URGENT: Fight for the Passage of the Debt Collection Fairness Act (S.663/H.1168)

Massachusetts residents need robust protections to help weather the ongoing economic uncertainty from the pandemic.

As of December 2020, one in five MA residents had a debt in collection – rising to 35% in communities of color. As the Commonwealth moves towards long-term stability and recovery, we need to make sure that debts don’t push families over an economic precipice.

Please contact your state legislators TODAY and urge them to support the speedy passage of S.663/H.1168. By reforming wage garnishment and reducing interest rates on judgments, this bill will help ensure that residents can keep enough of their wages to get back on their feet. Importantly, the bill also reforms the use of civil arrest warrants and clarifies that no one should be imprisoned for failure to pay a consumer debt.

The clock is ticking on the legislative session. Please act NOW by completing the advocacy alert below.

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To learn more, please contact Danielle Kim at dkim@supportunitedway.org.