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Social Work Reinvestment Act

Join NASW as we Celebrate Congressman Edolphus Towns’ Lifetime of Service to the Profession and to our Clients

Congressman Edolphus Towns (NY-10) has been an unwavering advocate for the profession of social work throughout his 15-term tenure in the United States House of Representatives and NASW celebrates his lifelong career of service to others. Congressman Towns, as a professional social worker with an MSW from Adelphi University, has devoted his life to addressing issues of inequality and social ... Read More »

NASW’s First Virtual Lobby Day – April 28, 2011

Stand up for your profession. Support the Social Work Reinvestment Act with NASW’s first virtual lobby day with social workers from across the country on April 28. NASW state and national leaders will be in Washington, DC to lobby their Members of Congress on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in support of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. ... Read More »

Congressional Briefing: Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession, Feb 16, 2011

Update 2/18/2011 – Click here to view remarks from this Congressional Briefing. NASW is pleased to announce that Congressman Edolphus Towns, sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act, and a professional social worker, is holding a congressional briefing entitled, “Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession” on February 16, ... Read More »

Congressional Briefing Held on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act

NASW is pleased to report that Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) held a congressional briefing on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.795/S. 686) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Speakers and their remarks can be found below. Congressional Briefing Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Oversight and Government ... Read More »

Congressman Towns to host congressional briefing on Social Work Reinvestment Act November 17, 2010

We are pleased to report that Congressman Ed Towns is holding an upcoming Congressional briefing on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. The agenda is below. The event will cover the following points: Professional social workers provide essential services to individuals across the lifespan and have long been the workforce to guide people ... Read More »

Fattah’s reception

On March 10, 2010 NASW attended a fundraiser for the Honorable Chaka Fattah (D-PA) seeking his support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.795).  Representative Fattah is a Member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and without fail, embraces the mission of social work especially social service administration to underserved populations.  During ... Read More »

Honorable Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) on Social Work

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 ... Read More »

NASW Advocacy: News from the Hill – December 2009

Employment Non-Discrimination Act NASW continues to work diligently on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R.3017/S.1584).  With 194 sponsors in the House of Representatives and 44 in the Senate, E.N.D.A. has begun to attract enormous attention.  The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is dedicated to the principle that every worker should be judged solely on his or her merits.  Further, hardworking Americans should not ... Read More »