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News from the Hill – May 2010, First Edition

Political Climate With the health care debate now behind us, Capitol Hill and the Obama Administration have moved on to other things.  Issues of great significance include a pending Supreme Court nomination, fluctuating news on employment, and several Congressional primary races that will give shape to the November general election.  At this point in the year, many Members of Congress ... Read More »

Stressful Jobs with Low Pay

Dear Colleague, I am writing to ask you, and every single NASW member, to contact your members of Congress and show your full support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/ S.686) . This is the first piece of federal legislation ever introduced that will directly address the workforce challenges that ... Read More »

Meeting with a Congressional Social Work Advocate

Betsy Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director Yesterday I had the nice opportunity to meet informally with Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY) and three of his staff members. Congressman Towns is the lead sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. He is also a staunch advocate for our profession, as he began his ... Read More »

U.S. Senator Mikulski Reintroduces Social Work Reinvestment Act to Honor Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Immediate Release March 27, 2009 Social Workers Celebrate 97th Birthday of Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Leader Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski introduced legislation this week that will strengthen the nation’s workforce of more than half a million professional social workers.  The goal of S. 686 is to ensure access to a range of critical social work services ... Read More »

Photo: At the White House for the signing of an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls

March 11, 2009 – NASW and IASWR executive directors Betsy Clark and Joan Zlotnik stood behind Dr. Dorothy I. Height (blue hat, bottom center) at a White House event where President Obama signed an executive order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council will be chaired by Valerie Jarrett and staffed by Tina Tchen. The President ... Read More »

Efforts to Recruit, Retain and Research Nations Social Workers Gain Bipartisan Support in Congress

For Immediate Release February 27, 2008 Contact Gail Woods-Waller 202-336-8236 or gwaller@naswdc.org Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 or anadelhaft@naswdc.org Dr. Dorothy I. Height Joined U.S. Congressmen Ed Towns and Chris Shays Today to Seek Support for H.R. 5447, The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Dorothy I. Height, ... Read More »

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act – H.R. 5447

Dear Colleague, Over the years, NASW has asked you to speak out on behalf of many causes and issues. You have always risen to the occasion. Significant strides have been made in areas such as children’s health care, employment nondiscrimination, and fair pay legislation. Your advocacy has resulted in the enhanced mental health, social and psychosocial functioning of clients across ... Read More »

Statement of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Clark in Support of H.R. 5447, “The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act”

Washington, D.C. – February 14, 2008 – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT). This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers ... Read More »