The Washington Post featured an article regarding the 25 year U.S. Senate tenure of social worker Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Sen. Mikulski has been a great champion of both social workers and our clients, and NASW is thrilled to see this recognition of her work.
From the article: “Maybe it’s because she’s a social worker, maybe because she’s a woman – she understands relationships are everything,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). “She helps you see areas of common interest so you can find solutions.”
The war on poverty-it continues as I and other social workers, religious leaders and communities fight it on many fronts. We seem to have forgotten that educating our children about what this all means, how to continue to fight against poverty and how to effectively advocate for homeless, hungry individuals and families , is essential to the continued betterment of all. When one child goes to bed hungry-we all are responsible to help change it. We need to pass on the skills, knowledge and techniques we have found that work-it shouldn’t be happening in our country, or our world.