Tag Archives: politics

Living up to the code’s exhortations? Social workers’ political knowledge sources, expectations, and behaviors

The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics is the standard in defining and advancing social work values and principles. The Code is a model for social workers in the United States (as well as around the world), and promulgates the core values of social work in the areas of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, ... 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 »

Poverty and Politics

Yesterday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney explained his reasons for seeking the Presidency and said that he is running for the middle class and that he is, “not concerned about the very poor.” His excuse was that, “we have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it.” He even went further when pressed that his statement ... Read More »

News from the Hill – October 2011

Federal Budget Update The House of Representatives voted on a continuing resolution to carry 2012 federal spending after the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.  The stop gap funding measure continues funds until November 18, 2011, at a reduced rate across-the-board of 1.409% below FY 2011 spending levels, cutting spending for the first seven weeks of the ... Read More »

News from the Hill – May 2011

Thanks to our Advocates, NASW Advocacy Days Were a Success NASW is pleased to announce that our virtual advocacy days were a great success! Hundreds of social workers from across the country contacted their Senators and Representatives in support of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (S. 584/H.R. 1106). At the same time, ... Read More »

Political Social Work Training Opportunity

The University of Connecticut, School of Social Work Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work is hosting its 15th Annual Campaign School on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in West Hartford, CT. Since 1996, the Campaign School has trained more than 400 social workers in creating effective campaign strategies and running successful political campaigns. University of Connecticut ... Read More »

NASW Receives Speaker Pelosi’s Thank You

By James K. Finley, NASW Staff House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted a thank you gathering this Wednesday, November 10, 2010 for progressive groups that had worked to support the many accomplishments of the 111th Congress. A major purpose of the event was to help Pelosi rally her troops to play defense next year. The Speaker thanked dozens of health, environmental ... Read More »

News from the Hill – November 2010, First Edition

Election 2010 With the elections now over, we wanted to briefly recap the results and look forward to the 112th Congress. Although a few results are incomplete, more than 80% of PACE-endorsed candidates were victorious (member ID and password required). We are proud of the work NASW members did in support of endorsed candidates, and we thank those of you ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate We’re approaching a crucial time in any election cycle: the deadline for federal candidates to report their second quarter fundraising figures.  By July 15, everyone running for Congress must tell the Federal Elections Commission how much they’ve raised through June 30. This is important for a few reasons.  For one, we’ll know how much money individuals have raised ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010

Political Climate Although it may feel like November’s election is off in the distance, there are actually very few legislative days left for Members of Congress.  For one thing, the House and Senate will go into recess around holidays, such as the Fourth of July.  Secondly, Congress will leave for good well in advance of the election in order to ... Read More »