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The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Public Policy & Advocacy Committee leverages United Way’s extensive cross-sectorial network in order to promote systemic community change in the areas of education, income and health through public policy advocacy.   

The Committee is comprised of corporate leaders, community advocates, and issue experts working together to guide United Way’s public policy work to advance the common good. 

United Way galvanizes people to speak out for change.  As the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world, we provide a platform for people to take meaningful action that makes a difference.

Raise your voice and take a stand. United We Fight. United We Win.

If you have questions about our advocacy work, contact Jeremy Simon at 414.263.8153 or fill out the form below.

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Current Policy Work

The Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is calling on Congress to fight for the health, education and financial stability of our community by helping non-profit organizations respond to COVID-19. Call your senator or representative and ask them to support the nonprofit sector. Click here to find your representative.

Click here to view the Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package

Click here to read our letter to Congress

Expungement Reform
Expungement means sealing a criminal record if the judge finds that an offender will benefit and society will not be harmed. When an eligible criminal record is expunged, it becomes sealed from public access records, such as Wisconsin Circuit Court Access, used by many employers to screen potential employees. Learn more.

Public Policy & Advocacy Committee Members

Sharmila Abnu, Community Volunteer 

Nicole Angresano, United Way

Tim Baack, Pathfinders

David Bowles, Creative Marketing Resources 

Anne Chapman, Wisconsin Policy Forum

Reid Engstrom, Community Volunteer 

Chris Hamilton, US Bank

Natalie Harlan, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Mimi Laflin, United Way

Kari Lerch, Public Policy Institute at Community Advocates

Paul Schmitz, Leading Inside Out

Thelma Sias, Community Volunteer

Jeremy Simon, United Way Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Gary Sprong, Community Volunteer

Marcus White,  Marcus White Consulting

Brenda Wood, City of Milwaukee


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