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Join Us Network with 2,000 Colleagues Feb 18th, 2014
Network with 2,000 colleagues Take advantage of early bird registration Connect with experts in the field Be inspired and gain new skills at innovative workshops Hear from nationally recognized experts in ethical practice and evidence-based practice Earn up to 25 CEUs LEARN MORE AND REGISTER Join us at the National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference. This conference will focus on the essential role... 
Voting Rights Bill Update Jan 23rd, 2014
Voting rights protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo byDavid Sachs / SEIU. On January 16, 2014, the House of Representatives introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (H.R. 3899). This is a bipartisan bill that was co-sponsored in the House by Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and John Conyers (D-MI). The Senate version of the bill, S. 1945, was also introduced on January 16, 2014 by Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The... 
Employment Non-Discrimination Act Dec 4th, 2013
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will protect workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ENDA will ensure employees are judged on the quality of their work and not on personal identity, which is irrelevant to job performance. It embodies the American philosophy that employment decisions should be centered on a person’s qualifications and work ethic, rather than their perceived... 
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Dec 2nd, 2013
November 25th marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and begins a global call to action: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.  This year’s theme is –From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World – - focuses on 16 Days Activism Campaign brings together communities from around the world to organize against gender-based violence. With one in three women around the world... 
World AIDS Day – December 1st Dec 1st, 2013
The message for World AIDS Day 2013 is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation”.  World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma and discrimination, improving education, and advocating for access to care, treatment, and support. For social workers worldwide – World AIDS Day provides the opportunity to engage others in a critical global health issue.  Across... 
November is Transgender Awareness Month Nov 27th, 2013
Transgender Awareness Month is a time to reflect and respond.  It is an opportunity to draw attention to the inequities experienced by transgender persons every day and in every part of the world.  Transgender people encounter discrimination in virtually every aspect of their lives.  For many, this can include verbal harassment and physical violence, rejection from family and community, dismissal from jobs, eviction... 
NASW Concerned Millions of Americans Still Hurting from Government Shutdown Oct 22nd, 2013
The National Association of Social Workers is relieved that Republicans, Democrats and the White House have reached an agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown. However, we are concerned millions of Americans, including federal contract workers who will not get back pay, will struggle financially in the aftermath of the shutdown. And the shutdown could stymie economic recovery. Senate Majority Leader... 
Gun Violence – Revisited Oct 9th, 2013
On September 16, 2013 at the Navy Yard section of Washington, D.C.  a lone gunman took the lives of 12 people and wounded four more. Sadly, multiple shooting incidents have become more frequent. A study by Scripps Howard News Service found that from 1980 through 2010, there were 20,223 cases of homicide involving at least two victims. The same study found at least 994 acts of mass murder, generally defined as the killing... 
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Moves Forward Oct 7th, 2013
NASW applauds the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions for their vote today to move forward the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), S. 815. ENDA is currently positioned to receive a vote by the Senate, which would be the first time the chamber has voted on the legislation in 17 years. During the serious economic down-turn in the United States, the unemployment rate has been decreasing across... 
Social Workers at the White House Addressing Social Determinants of Health Sep 30th, 2013
NASW CEO Dr. Angelo McClain, and several staff members, recently attended a White House briefing, hosted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) entitled “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education.” This event included four panels of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) staff and was held prior to the start of enrollment in Affordable Health Care... 

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