On February 23, 2010 NASW attended a fundraiser for the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD.) to discuss his support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.795). Representative Cummings, while conveying the significance of social work within the 7th Congressional District, specified how instrumental the profession is to the alleviation of poverty as well as how social workers help to eradicate dire circumstances on behalf of underserved communities. In addition, the Congressman proudly articulated the contributions of the Morgan State University School of Social Work, especially their efforts in improving the education system in Baltimore city and the tireless work of social workers throughout human service agencies, especially during an austere economic climate.