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2023 Public Policy AGenda

Lubbock Area United Way is a part of United Ways of Texas, focusing on systems change through policy and advocacy. United Ways of Texas aims to inform, educate, and build consensus by serving as the unified public policy voice of United Way organizations across Texas. 

Through public policy and advocacy efforts, UWT ensures member voices are heard so that lawmakers know the policy priorities of the next legislative session. They translate our work into opportunities for systemic change through policies in education, health, financial stability, and nonprofit/community strengthening. To best address community goals, their policy approach is non-partisan and issue-focused

The United Ways of Texas 2023 Public Policy Agenda highlights the collective priorities of the state network for the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature.

Public Policy Agenda

Curent Legislative Priorities

We want our community to thrive. Learn more about the needs we plan to address in 2023.

Expanding the Child Tax Credit

The House has passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act―the tax package that includes a temporary expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC), restores several business tax benefits―and now it is on to the Senate. This legislation is the best chance for this Congress to significantly reduce child poverty and help millions of struggling families. 

By expanding the CTC, the legislation would lift as many as 400,000 children above the poverty line and make life better for an additional three million children below the poverty line this year. 

Overall, 16 million low-income children in families with low earnings would receive a larger CTC with this bill, which will help local businesses. Here is an updated Child Tax Credit Resource Sheet. We know how to end child poverty. That is why we are fighting for this expansion right now, and why we will keep fighting to further improve the CTC.

Reach out to your Senators and ask them to call for the Senate to take up the bipartisan tax bill passed by the House and pass it in the Senate ASAP. Click here to take action today.

Expanding the Child Tax Credit
Texas WIC Program
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), runs out on March 1.

For the past 25 years, Congress, on a bipartisan basis, has committed to fully funding WIC to serve every eligible pregnant woman, infant, mother, and child who applies. WIC provides families with wide-ranging benefits and services, including safer pregnancies, improved dietary outcomes, and the healthy growth and development of children. 

WIC costs are higher this year than last year, in part because more eligible people are signing up for the program – meaning more pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children are getting access to nutritious food and important health resources they need to thrive.

However, in the two recent Continuing Resolutions enacted, Congress did not provide the additional $1 billion in estimated funding needed to ensure WIC can serve all those who seek its services in fiscal year 2024. 

Send and share United Way’s WIC email to Congress today to take action.

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By striving to improve our programs, we continue to support thousands of people in our community through educational, healthcare, safety, and financial resources. Learn how we have positively changed lives in the Lubbock Area through our programs and funding. 

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