Raise Your Voice
Advocacy- ad·vo·ca·cy / adv?k?se / noun: is defined as public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy. Synonyms: support for, backing of, promotion of, championing of.
At United Way of Henderson County, we want to encourage you to find your voice and advocate for the causes and issues that you are most passionate about. Listed below are a few resources that can help.
- Register to vote or help someone else to do the same at the Henderson County Board of Elections
- Connect with Hendersonville City Council
- Connect with Henderson County Commissioners
- Identify and contact your NC Representatives
- Identify and contact your federal legislators
Henderson County is ranked sixth overall in the 2014 Roadmap of Need when compared to the 100 North Carolina counties. The 2014 Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP).
"The Public School Forum and NC CAP continue to advocate for public schools, afterschool programs and other expanded learning opportunities, and healthy, economically vital North Carolina Communities. However, citizens and community organizations are in the best position to advocate for their schools and communities. The Forum hopes the Roadmap will serve as a resource as these individuals and groups meet with policymakers and local leaders, write grants, monitor programs and seek resources for local communities. It is up to all of us, as North Carolina citizens, to use the data provided by the Roadmap to work thoughtfully and collaboratively to target resources most effectively to ensure that all North Carolina youth have the opportunity to succeed."