Advocacy

White House Announces Significant Change in Immigration Policy

President Obama announced important news on the issue of immigration about which the social justice and human rights community, including NASW, is excited. As reported today by most major media outlets: “The Obama administration announced on Friday that it would no longer seek the deportation of most young illegal immigrants, a significant policy shift with potentially major electoral implications. The ... Read More »

June is PRIDE Month

June is PRIDE Month.   On June 1, 2012, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, accompanied by a video message of support. The National Association of Social Workers is committed to advancing policies and practices that will improve the status and wellbeing of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.      NASW has long held ... Read More »

Join National Provider Network to Help Older Adults Understand Health Care Reform

Many older adults and family caregivers don’t understand either the new benefits available to them under the Affordable Care Act or other ways in which health care reform benefits them. Patients Aware is a national network of health care professionals working to change this situation. Supported by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, the National Physicians ... Read More »

NASW Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act

While women constitute 51 percent of the population of the United States, they experience disparate treatment.  There continues to be a gender gap in earnings between men and women.  Household income varies dramatically and women, and women-headed households, are more likely to live in poverty.  Social work is a female-majority profession and women are the majority of clients served by ... Read More »

Tools to increase the amount of women in politics

She Should Run As election season is in full swing, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) wants to highlight two, non-partisan, grassroots movements working to raise the profile of women leaders in politics.  The first, She Should Run, is an organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in public leadership by eliminating and overcoming barriers to success.  ... Read More »

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 »

Latest on the Violence Against Women Act

On April 26, 2012 the U.S. Senate reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including the provision of expanded protections for Native Americans, immigrants (including undocumented), and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. However, it soon became clear that the Republican lead House of Representatives would not vote for the Senate version of the Act so long as ... Read More »

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (or IDAHO) is an opportunity to draw attention to the inequities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons every day and in every part of the world.  It is also a day to recognize and continue the progress that has been made towards achieving LGBT rights. Heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia create an ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates President Obama’s Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage

For the first time in the history of our country a sitting President has publicly announced his personal support for same-sex marriage.  The announcement by President Obama, coming off the heels of the disappointing North Carolina vote to ban same-sex marriages through a constitutional amendment, speaks volumes for the marriage equality movement and ignites hope in the LGBT community. NASW ... Read More »