Good work and resources are vital to building a better Mesa, and so is advocacy
Building a better, stronger Mesa takes work and resources. But it also takes advocacy - that is, each of us speaking up and speaking out to enlist others to the cause.
Advocacy can take many forms. Talking to your friends, neighbors and coworkers about your involvement in Mesa United Way or other worthy organizations - and encouraging them to get involved. Staying informed about political issues and candidates and voting. Going to a city council or school board meeting and speaking out about an issue that concerns you. Organizing a neighborhood group to address local issues.
Your voice, as well as your actions, is vital in helping mobilize others in the community who may not be aware of the needs or the good work being done to make Mesa a better place to live. Your example can be a powerful incentive for others to join in.
What makes getting involved in Mesa especially rewarding is the strong cooperation that exists already between every major entity in the community: city government, schools, faith organizations, charitable agencies, businesses, service clubs and neighborhood groups. These alliances date from Mesa’s post-Civil War origins in a hostile desert environment that required residents and their organizations to work together to survive and eventually to build one of the most desirable communities in the nation.
Mesa United Way is proud to be an integral part of that longstanding partnership for community betterment. We’re gratified that you’re a part of it also, or would like to be. And we heartily encourage you, if you aren’t already, to be a voice for positive change as well.
To be an advocate.
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