2017 Public Policy Day

Registration for the 2017 Public Policy Day is now open! Join us as we meet with state legislators to discuss issues important to our communities and work to create lasting change in South Carolina.

Click here to register for the 2017 Public Policy Day!

The 2017 Public Policy Day will take place on February 15th at the SC State House. When registering, let us know if you would like us to make legislative appointments on your behalf. We are happy to provide this service to staff and volunteers from our local United Ways who will be in attendance. The Legislative Luncheon will provide all participants the opportunity to network with legislators and fellow United Way staff from across the state. That evening at 5:00p.m. we will host the Common Good Awards at City Art in the Vista. We will honor legislators who have made achievements in the past year to advance the common good in South Carolina.

Registration will close on February 8th. It is important to register as early as possible in order to maximize legislative appointments.

Registrants are encouraged to participate in a training webinar we will host on February 2nd. The webinar will be recorded. If you would prefer to receive in-person training prior to Policy Day, please contact our Director of Public Policy, Naomi Lett, at naomi.torfin@uwasc.org

We have a hotel block secured at the Hyatt Place in the Vista. The room rate is $149 for the nights of February 14th and 15th, which includes breakfast, wireless internet, and parking. You must make your reservation by February 3rd, 2017 to receive this rate. Click the link below to make your reservation, or call (888) 492-8847 and give the group code "G-UASC" to the reservations agent when booking.

Click here to reserve your room at the Hyatt Place.


In January 2016, over 130 participants from 10 South Carolina United Ways braved the cold for a day of meetings and discussions with state legislators during the sixth annual Public Policy Day. United Way staff and volunteers shared information on "The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina," tax credits for working families, early care and learning, state education reform, and the 2016 Early Childhood Common Agenda.