On February 3, Congressman Ed Towns introduced H.R. 795 and on March 24, Senator Barbara Mikulski introduced, S. 686, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. This legislation will establish a Social Work Reinvestment Commission to address the future of the profession. It will also create Reinvestment Demonstration Programs to review the current state of the profession of social work.
More information about this legislation is available at www.socialworkreinvestment.org.
Many of you hold legislative days and other chapter events throughout the spring. We are asking you during one of these events to create one video for your Senators and one for your Representatives stating that “I am here with (insert number) National Association of Social Workers’ members and we urge our Congressional delegation to cosponsor H.R. 795 (or S. 686).” Please upload your video to www.YouTube.com. For directions on uploading a video to You Tube go to http://help.youtube.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=57924&t…. To upload a video to You Tube you need to join You Tube. If you don’t want to create a You Tube account, you can send your video via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a DVD to Dina Kastner, National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street NE, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002.
Come back to the CapWiz alert and insert the link from You Tube in the text box and send your message. To send to multiple Members of Congress you can e-mail it through your own e-mail and then let us know you have sent it. You should be able to do the upload once for the Senators. Please also send your video to email@example.com so we have a copy of your message.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dina Kastner at 202-336-8218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.