Advocacy

A Voting Rights Victory from the Supreme Court | NASW Member Voices

A Voting Rights Victory from the Supreme Court | NASW Member Voices

By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA The United States Supreme Court on June 8 made an important and unexpected decision by rejecting Alabama’s gerrymandered redistricting map that grossly diluted the Black vote. The vote was a narrow 5–4 decision that held Alabama violated the...

Crises in Haiti underscore importance of U.S. asylum program

Crises in Haiti underscore importance of U.S. asylum program

By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy AdvisorHaiti on Aug. 14 was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 2,000 people and injured more than 12,000.  The true scope of the disaster is unknown and the death toll will likely rise in coming...

March for Voting Rights: August 28, 2021

March for Voting Rights: August 28, 2021

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an official partner in the August 28, 2021, March on For Voting Rights. Marches will take place virtually and in-person in five flagship cities—Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.—as well as in...

Bridging the Divide through Advocacy

Bridging the Divide through Advocacy

NASW Virtual Congressional Advocacy Day By Lee Westgate, MSW, MBA, LCSW-C NASW Manager of Policy and AdvocacySocial work is sometimes divided into two seemingly disparate worlds: policy and practice. In truth, these are not separate domains. Sound social policy is...