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Wisconsin chapter works to amend ‘deadly force’ law

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The NASW Wisconsin Chapter is working to keep social workers and other human services staff safe from a law that allows homeowners to use deadly force in potential home invasions. Wisconsin lawmakers in late 2011 passed the Castle Doctrine, which states that if a person has “reason to believe” someone is breaking into their ... Read More »

Human Rights and the Judiciary

The elections are over, and it’s time to examine how these results will affect the judiciary branch of government: U.S. Supreme Court The lower courts (such as the Appeals Courts) Special Courts (such as U.S. Tax Courts) Court Support Organizations (such as the U.S. Sentencing Commission) Including the nine Supreme Court Justices, there are 874 judgeships in the judiciary branch—all ... Read More »

Social Work Webinar Lunchtime Series

Social Work Webinar Lunchtime Series learn Chinese online Social Workers and Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples Tuesday, October 04, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s) This presentation will review the fast-changing area of family law as it pertains online pharmacy to social buy propecia online workers who provide services to gay and lesbian couples ... Read More »

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Efforts Moving Forward

House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) have introduced a bill seeking to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.  The bill’s language is similar to the DADT repeal that was stripped out of the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this year.  A vote is expected to occur on Wednesday, and we will ... Read More »

Social Workers Applaud Passing of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in Congress

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark was honored to receive an invitation to the White House on Thursday January 29, 2009 to witness President Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This historic legislation reverses the Supreme Court decision that limited women and other workers’ ability to sue for wage discrimination. The success ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Gives Victory to Social Workers

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2008 Washington—In a milestone victory, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends the U.S. Senate and House for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, restoring funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007 and greatly improving coverage of outpatient psychotherapy services. The final House vote on the Medicare Improvements ... Read More »

Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees

For Immediate Release June 12, 2008 Contact: Allison Nadelhaft 202-336-8228 anadelhaft@naswdc.org Social Workers Congratulate the Supreme Court for Decision to Support Human Rights and Social Justice for Detainees NASW filed Amicus Brief with other human rights organizations Washington – Upholding the profession of social work’s commitment to human rights and social justice, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) congratulates ... Read More »

Hate Crime Legislative Update

Government Relations Update Hate Crime Legislative Update The Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (S.1105/H.R.1585), introduced by Senator Kennedy (D-MA) in the Senate and Representative Conyers (D-MI) in the House of Representatives, would strengthen existing federal hate crime laws in multiple ways. Foremost, the measure would eliminate a serious limitation on federal involvement under the ... Read More »