Tag Archives: social justice

Obama Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into Law

Betsy Clark Executive Director National Association of Social Workers January 29, 2009 On the evening of January 28, I was completing some work at my office in DC when I received a phone call from the White House inquiring if I would like to join President Obama the next morning as he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 27, 2009

Source: Google News Greenwich native lands White House job Stamford Advocate – Stamford, CT That’s really why she’s there,” said Medvey, 62, a clinical social worker. Medvey’s television viewing habits might be about to change thanks to her … Staying sane as economy hits the skids Buffalo News – NY “You have to reach out and talk to people,” said ... Read More »

NASW Seeks Privacy Protections for Personal Health Records

For Immediate Release January 14, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org James Finley 202-336-8315 jfinley@naswdc.org Nation’s Social Workers Urge Congress to Act in Economic Recovery Plan Washington –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) urges Congress to include provisions in the economic recovery bill that encourage the development of a national interoperable health information infrastructure (HIT), provided it includes ... Read More »

Day of Service: NASW’s Virtual Event

Are you particpating in a Day of Service event? Did you sign up for Give An Hour? Leave a comment below and tell us about your experience. President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden have included the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service as part of their inauguration events. Events are occurring around the country. There are three ... Read More »

Election ’08: Civil Rights

For the past eight years civil rights have been in jeopardy at the Justice Department. The Department has become politicized and there is a litmus test to fill positions in the Civil Rights Division. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company makes it more difficult to take action on pay discrimination. Lily Ledbetter was ... Read More »

Statement for Betsy Clark Step Up for Kids – National Press Club – Every Child Matters

September 16, 2008 As I travel around the country representing the National Association of Social Workers, I meet many social workers who work with clients and communities in different capacities. Many of these social workers have dedicated their lives to serving those living in poverty, particularly children. How do families become impoverished? We know that 13 million children live below ... Read More »

Social Workers Respond to Gov. Sarah Palin’s Attack on Community Organizers

The National Association of Social Workers was outraged to hear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of the nation’s vice-presidential candidates, malign in a live international broadcast the work of community organizers. The social work profession takes great pride in its community organizing roots and lauds the contributions of its members, and other professionals, who commit their careers to helping residents ... Read More »

NASW WV Statement: Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager’s Murder

Social worker Brenda Lee Yeager, 51 of Lincoln County,was tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday. Her body was found on Friday and the circumstances of her murder are beginning to come to light. The members and leaders of the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter mourn the loss of our valued colleague and share in ... Read More »