A Message From Our Leadership Regarding the Election

By United Way of King County, on October 29, 2020 | In Statements from Leadership

Many of us have been eyeing this November 3 with anxiety, stress—and hope. Some others are looking at that date with great uncertainty about our future. 

We, the staff and volunteers at United Way of King County, are not exempt from that anxiety.

But no matter what happens on Tuesday, United Way will still be there, working to take care of each other, helping our neighbors, working to keep people in their homes, assisting students and helping families struggling with poverty.

We will continue to raise funds to enable our partners to provide rental assistance and deliver healthy food to our neighbors affected by the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The past few years have been stressful and traumatic for communities of color in our region and the nation because racism and bigotry have become even more prevalent and overt.

While we alone cannot end these injustices, we will continue to work to alleviate the symptoms of racism, regardless of who is sworn in in January.

Stay safe, stay well and stay connected with your neighbors.

Gordon McHenry, Jr.

President & CEO, United Way of King County

Carol K. Nelson

Board Chair, United Way of King County


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