United Ways of Tennessee
MEDIA ADVISORY—LAUNCH EVENT
United Ways of Tennessee to Release Groundbreaking Study that Reveals Size and Scope of Financial Hardship Across Tennessee
WHO: United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN) leaders; national, regional, and local research experts; and families struggling to stay afloat in middle Tennessee.
WHAT: UWTN invites media representatives, policymakers, volunteers,partners, and the public to attend the official launch of our latest groundbreaking ALICE report that provides a comprehensive picture of financial need across our state, beyond just traditional federal poverty guidelines.
WHY: UWTN has partnered with United For ALICE, which developed a series of standardized measurements that quantify the size of who in Tennessee’s workforce is struggling financially,and the reasons why.
UWTN will introduce the latest data on ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents households that are working but cannot afford the basic necessities of housing, food,childcare, health care, transportation and a smartphone. The ALICE Report will provide county-by-county and town-level data on the extent of financial instability among households.
WHEN: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Central Time on April 26, 2023. You can watch beginning at 9:30 a.m. Central/10:30 a.m. Eastern on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWaysTN. Media will receive advanced access to the report on an embargoed basis at least one week prior. To request advanced access, please email [email protected].
WHERE: Tennessee Bankers Association, Training Center Room A, 211 Athens Way, Nashville, TN, 37228 OR email [email protected] to receive a zoom link.
About United Ways of Tennessee
United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN) is the association of 30 United Ways, coming together for collective action to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone living in our state. As Tennessee’s leading community solutions provider, we are the driving force behind many initiatives that provide solutions to our state’s most critical needs.