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NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – September 23, 2009

In an effort to keep you informed of the work NASW is doing on health care reform, we will periodically send out a roundup of activities. 5 Things to Do For Health Care Reform Attend a Town Hall Meeting in your area and discuss what you would like to see in health care reform. Contact your members of Congress about ... Read More »

News from the Hill – August 2009

Congress at home for August Recess Members of Congress are in their home districts for the August recess through September 7. Sonia Sotomayor wins Senate Confirmation to the Supreme Court and is Sworn in On August 6, Sonia Sotomayor won Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, making her the 111th Supreme Court Justice and the third woman Justice. She is ... Read More »

Hate Crimes bill moves in the Senate

Click Here to Take Action Now Background On July 16, 2009 the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act was added as an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (S.1391). The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act has strong bipartisan support as evidenced by the passage of a similar bill (H.R.1913) in the House of ... Read More »

Health Care Reform

NASW has been working on health care reform for decades. Most recently, we have collaborated with a number of groups that are aiming to enact health care reform now. For more information on our efforts, visit our Health Care Reform page.  This page attempts to bring together the work that NASW is doing in collaboration with other organizations on health ... Read More »

News from the Hill – June 2009

NASW Launches Web Page on Health Care Reform NASW has been working on health care reform for decades. Most recently, we have collaborated with a number of groups that are aiming to enact health care reform now. To highlight NASW’s current efforts on Health Care Reform, we have launched a Health Care Reform Web page. See the plans proposed in ... Read More »

Ask Senate to Confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Take Action Today! President Obama has selected his nominee for Supreme Court Justice to replace retiring Justice David Souter, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. We asked you earlier this month to contact President Obama and encourage him to nominate a candidate who reflects the diversity of this country. You responded and he listened. If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor will be the first Latina ... Read More »

Military Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Act

Take Action Now! Read about this bill Background On Feb. 3, 2009 Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the Military Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Act (H.R.840). The bill seeks to reduce violence against military personnel and their families by enhancing programs of prevention and deterrence, improving victim services, and strengthening provisions for prosecution of assailants. Women who courageously serve ... Read More »

News from the Hill – April 2009

Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/S. 686) reintroduced in both chambers of Congress The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R. 795/ S. 686) was recently reintroduced in both chambers by Rep. Towns and Senator Mikulski. The legislation retains the same focus, however we worked with ... Read More »

Support Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 !

Take Action! On September 17, 2008, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6893, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893), by voice vote. This legislation targets specific deficiencies in the child welfare system and addresses some of the most important needs affecting foster children in America today, including extending federal foster care payments up to ... Read More »

Call Now for Equal Pay

Take Action! Background Last year the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act (H.R. 2381/S. 1843). Sen. Kennedy introduced S. 1843 on July 20, 2007. It currently has 45 cosponsors. The Senate may bring this bill to a vote in the next couple of weeks. Lilly Ledbetter is a woman who was denied her fair pay claim because ... Read More »