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NASW New York City Chapter responds to Election of Donald J. Trump

Candida Brooks-Harrison, LCSW  President      Bob Schachter, DSW     Executive Director    NASW-NYC Statement on the Outcome of the Presidential Election 2016   Perspectives from Our Collective Past, Present & Future   November 10, 2016   NASW-NYC leads from a social justice and race equity position and strives to shine a light on pertinent issues. On Wednesday morning, our Nation ... Read More »

NASW Iowa statement on shooting deaths of police officers Justin Martin and Anthony “Tony” Beminio

The National Association of Social Workers Iowa Chapter (NASW Iowa) condemns the killing of two local police officers in apparent ambush-style shootings and will continue its work with police and community organizations to improve the relationship between law enforcement officers and the public they serve. NASW Iowa sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Urbandale Police Officer ... Read More »

Social Workers for Hillary!

The National Association of Social Worker’s Political Action for Candidate Election Committee has endorsed Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. NASW has released a Social Workers For Hillary logo (social-workers-for-hillary-logo) that social workers can download and print and post to show they support Clinton. Read More »

NASW supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against pipeline project

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Process. NASW is encouraged the Obama administration has intervened and stopped construction but realizes this is a temporary pause in construction. The association hopes the Corps of Engineers will consult closely with the tribe when it reexamines its decision to allow ... Read More »

Voting Rights Update

The national elections are just over a month away. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports voting rights and is part of a coalition pressing Congress to restore voting rights dismantled by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. NASW is also part of a Rock the Vote voter registration campaign with Social Work Helper Magazine, the American Academy of Social ... Read More »

In aftermath of North Carolina, Oklahoma shootings NASW calls for policing reforms

National Association of Social Workers Statement on Police Shootings in North Carolina, Oklahoma: In what seems to be an unending national dilemma, the country is again grappling with the shooting deaths of black men during encounters with law enforcement officers. In Tulsa, Okla. police approached a vehicle in a traffic stop-related encounter with Terence Crutcher, 40. The officers were initially ... Read More »

NASW Sets Social Justice Priorities for Coming Year

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has set five social justice priorities to address over the next year — voting rights, criminal justice reforms, juvenile justice, immigration reform and economic justice and equity. Within this set of social justice priorities are four sub-priorities – health and behavioral health equity, racial and population-based discrimination, matters involving courts such as U.S. ... Read More »

#SWRocktheVote — How NASW Michigan is registering voters

By Allan Wachendorfer The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter started a voter registration drive this fall and issued free voter registration packets to social workers and students who requested them. Each packet contained information on doing a drive; 25, 50, or 100 blank forms, pre-paid envelopes to send the filled forms to county clerks; and a questionnaire ... Read More »

Join #SWRocktheVote Campaign!

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is proud to join Social Work Helper Magazine and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and Council on Social Work Education in a voter registration campaign from Rock the Vote . Social workers have long played a key role in ensuring all Americans have the right to vote.  Social ... Read More »