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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 »

UPDATE: Federal Rule to Prevent Surprise Health Care Billing – Application to Clinical Social Workers

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See the “No Surprises Act Regulations 2022″ page on Socialworkers.org January 5, 2022 This blog post updates information from our post of December 21, 2021. It provides updated clarifying information that was not available until now regarding Part II of a federal rule that pertains to the provision of Good Faith Estimates (GFEs). And it provides new information on Part ... 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

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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, University of Michigan White House field placement paper explores macro policy practice and political social work

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and University of Michigan have released a paper, The White House as a Field Placement Reflections on the Past and a Future for Policy and Political Practice, that features a speech by social worker and White House Fellow Harold Richman. The paper explores macro policy field placements, political social work, and policy practice ... 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 »

NASW on amicus brief that helped lead to favorable ruling in appeals case upholding rights to survivors of sexual assault

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and 30 other women’s right organizations in March 2021 participated in an amicus brief led by the National Women’s Law Center, in support of the Plaintiff-Appellee in Chase v. Nodine’s Smokehouse, Inc., filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  This case involved the rights of survivors of sexual assault – particularly those ... Read More »