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2016 Legislative Session Documents

Public Policy/Special Projects Update from Executives Roundtable (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 1.59 MB, 02-26-16)

IaUW 2016 Policy Priorities(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 1.21 MB, Updated 01-04-16)

Bill Tracking (Updated Regularly During Session)

Third House / Meet Your Legislator Calendar(Updated Regularly During Session)

Indiana United Ways Day at the Statehouse

VideoIndiana Human Services Legislative Update 2016: Wrap-Up Recorded Webinar(29 min)

VideoNonprofit Advocacy Series: Visiting the Indiana Statehouse(6 min)

VideoPublic Policy Committee Orientation and Refresher Recorded Webinar(28 min)

Public Policy Program

Indiana’s United Ways believe that long-term meaningful impact is achieved in communities when quality programs are combined with public policy and advocacy work. Indiana Association of United Ways’ (IaUW) Public Policy Program:

Fact Sheets, Bill Summaries, and Testimony

Policy makers often ask where “United Way” stands on particular issues under consideration. As appropriate, we provide policy makers and stakeholders examples of research, fact sheets, bill summaries, or testimony. Check back often for updates. Upon request, IaUW will provide key messages for communication with policy makers or media.


All Hoosier children should have access to consistent, high-quality and affordable learning opportunities. Taxpayer funds should only be used in programs that are evidence-based and high quality.

IaUW advocates for:

Education Priority - Early Education (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 726 KB, Updated 03-05-15)

Income/Financial Stability

Tax policies and funded programs should foster employment and savings to help Hoosiers reach their potential and achieve long-term stability.

IaUW advocates for:

Financial Stability Priority - Safe and Affordable Financial Products(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 652 KB, Updated 02-25-16)

IaUW Comments to Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Indiana Office Community and Rural Affairs(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 206 KB, 05-27-16)

EITC/CTC State Policy

Financial Stability Priority - Cliff Effect (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 582 KB, Updated 02-06-15)


EITC/CTC Federal Policy

IaUW thanks Congress for supporting the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (signed 12/18/15). This will help 256,000 Hoosier households. Review our joint advocacy letter (External Link External Link) or the 20-page summary of the PATH Act(External Link External Link).

VITA Program Information(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 427 KB, Updated 07-14-15)


Hoosiers and their families should have access to health services to lead healthy lives. IaUW supports evidence-based programs and policies that increase the number of insured Hoosiers and improve the quality of healthcare services. IaUW has advocated for the Healthy Indiana Plan and HIP 2.0 and is eager to work with the administration on HIP 2.0 implementation in 2015 (pending federal approval).

IaUW Comments on LSA Document #15-33, Proposed Rule 760-IAC 4 for Navigators and Applicant Organizations(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 316 KB, 05-27-16)

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NewIaUW Comments on Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 148 KB, 12-16-15)

Tax Exempt Properties by County(External Link External Link)

NewIaUW Comments on Proposed IRS Gift Substantiation Rule(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 239 KB, 12-16-15)


Local United Ways

IaUW provides support to local United Ways in their policy work, including presentations to boards and agency partners, webinars and advocacy.

United Way Worldwide Documents

United Way Worldwide (UWW) is a leadership and support organization for the network of 1,800 local United Ways around the globe, 1,200 in the United States. Program, funding and advocacy decisions are made by independent local and state United Ways and Funds. IaUW works closely with UWW on policy priorities that most closely align with the needs in Indiana.


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