Advocacy

NASW on amicus brief on case involving repatriation of a child, mother who suffered abuse

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 13 other organizations on January 26, 2022 participated in an amicus brief  filed in the United States Supreme Court in Golan v. Saada, a child abduction case. NASW had previously participated in this case filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Courts at the lower level decided that ... Read More »

Social Worker Appointed Senior Adviser to Justice Department

Eddie Bocanegra, MSW. Photo from LinkedIn.

Social worker Eddie Bocanegra, MSW, a longtime violence prevention advocate in Chicago, has been named  senior adviser for community violence intervention in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. The appointment was announced in a press release from Heartland Alliance, where Bocanegra is a senior director. Bocanegra served time in prison and earned his master’s degree ... Read More »

Time for New Outreach to Social Workers

February 2, 2022 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. The time is right for new outreach to social workers In the October ... Read More »

NASW disappointed Senate fails to pass Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is deeply disappointed by Senate gridlock and failure to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. All 50 Republican Senators along with Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia obstructed the path for progress on voting rights, by voting against a rule change that would allow a vote ... Read More »

Day of Policy Action for the Violence Against Women Act with lead Senators and Actor Angelina Jolie

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on January 19 is joining the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Angelina Jolie, and Senate sponsors of the upcoming Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization for a policy day of action to ask Senators to co-sponsor and pass the bipartisan consensus bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. ... Read More »

President Biden intends to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee to Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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President Biden has announced his intent to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW, to his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Ives-Rublee is currently director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. She earned her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is a well-known advocate for ... Read More »

NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues Denounces Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Protesters take part in the Women's March for Reproductive Rights in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2021.

NASW’s National Committee on Women’s Issues (NCOWI) remains firm in its support of an individual’s rights over their reproductive health. NCOWI denounces efforts in numerous states to restrict access to reproductive health services and undermine rights protected under Roe v. Wade, particularly in Texas and Mississippi, whose efforts to eviscerate Roe are now being debated by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ... Read More »

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  October 29, 2021 It is hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of our second year living with COVID-19. Since March 2020, our three organizations have come together to share resources in Social Work Responds. These newsletters have allowed us to address challenges posed by the pandemic like adjusting to tele-social work, testing delays, or teaching social ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus brief supporting rights of transgender athletes

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), along with several other organizations committed to women’s rights, joined the Soule v. CIAC amicus brief led by National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The brief supported the Connecticut’s Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy that allows K-12 athletes to participate in sports consistent with their gender identity. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a far-right conservative Christian group, challenged ... Read More »