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NASW supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against pipeline project

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Process. NASW is encouraged the Obama administration has intervened and stopped construction but realizes this is a temporary pause in construction. The association hopes the Corps of Engineers will consult closely with the tribe when it reexamines its decision to allow ... Read More »

NASW CEO Angelo McClain letter gives ACA Update

Dr Angelo McClain

Dear Colleagues: On Thursday the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  joined a small group of key leaders— 16 national organizations—at the White House to discuss Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation with Obama Administration officials. The agenda for the meeting included the overall ACA, the upcoming open-enrollment period, and how NASW might be able to help the  Obama Administration increase ... Read More »

NASW joins letter to Obama urging police reforms in aftermath of Ferguson shooting

The National Association of Social Workers has joined more than 1,300 other organizations and individuals in signing a letter urging the Obama Administration to make reforms to end police violence in light of the shooting of an unarmed African American teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The letter was published in the Washington Post. Others who have signed the letter include social worker ... Read More »

Equal Pay Day: April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014, symbolizes how far into 2014 women have to work to catch up with what men were paid in 2013. Still 50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women who are employed full time, are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. However, the wage gap for women of color (African American and Hispanic) is ... Read More »

The National Association of Social Workers Commends the Department of Justice on the Smart on Crime Initiative

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the August 12, 2013 announcement of the Smart on Crime initiative.  Among other things, the initiative proposes to end mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders and prioritize more appropriate alternative sentencing, such as drug rehabilitation programs. The Smart on Crime ... Read More »

HHS Halts CLASS Act

On Friday, October 15, the Obama administration decided to halt plans to implement the long-term care program created by the 2010 health care law after determining that financing plans were not sufficient.  For more information, please click here. Read More »

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 »

Reauthorizing ESEA: the Obama Administration’s Blueprint

On March 17, 2010, Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the House Education and Labor Committee on the Obama Administration’s newly released blueprint for revamping the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act. He focused on the themes of college and career readiness, accountability for all students, and incentives for states to ... Read More »

Celebration of Women Appointees of the Obama Administration

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director NASW was a proud co-sponsor of the celebration of Women Appointees of the Obama Administration. Sponsored by the Coalition for Women’s Appointments (of which NASW is a member), the event, held on September 29, was appropriately held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Irene Natividad, Chair ... Read More »