As members of the Denton County community, it is our civic duty to vote. Voting ensures your voice and concerns are heard by those you elect to represent you. By voting, you Live UNITED to improve lives in the Denton County community.
Through Collective Impact Initiatives and other collaborations with our community, United Way of Denton County intends to create long-lasting improvements, and we want your voice to join ours. These priorities were developed in collaboration with area non-profit organizations, the Denton Chamber of Commerce, Denton Independent School District, University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University and the City of Denton and approved by our Board of Directors:
The continuation of Denton County’s strong economic productivity depends on effective education that produces a highly skilled workforce that is healthy, housed, and protected. These legislative priorities are often interdependent and when left unaddressed limit Texans ability to thrive.
- Integration of academic and workforce development policies that create cradle-to-career pathways, providing a better educated workforce that enables self-sufficiency.
- Continue to increase funding that would expand the entry points for coordinated and comprehensive services for behavioral health that are planned, cohesive, and monitored for effectiveness at the community level that ensures individual wellbeing and community safety for residents of all ages.
- Continue to increase funding for housing, health, and behavioral health services for veterans transitioning from military life and for those already in our community.
- Increase access to high quality, affordable child care and early childhood education; and increase access to dropout prevention programs for at-risk students that improve student achievement and post-graduation success.
- Support for prevention and intervention programs that make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring, and policies that promote an increase in affordable, available and accessible housing throughout the state.
- Reform the statutory framework for regulation of predatory lending to provide protections for financially vulnerable Texans from aggressive and harmful lending practices.