Tag Archives: Social Work Reinvestment Act

News from the Hill – March 2011, Second Edition

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced! Support Your Profession Today. While the nation struggles with an economic recession, social workers are the professionals who will primarily keep society’s social safety net intact. We provide the services that will help people maintain employment, shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services during this difficult time. We also care for the aging baby boomers, children ... Read More »

News from the Hill – March 2011, First Edition

Social Work Reinvestment Act Reintroduced in 112th Congress The Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (HR 1106/S. 584) was reintroduced on World Social Work Day, March 15, 2011.  This legislation was first introduced in the 110th Congress, and was important then. It is now even more timely and critical. We are asking for your ... Read More »

Senator and Social Worker Barbara Mikulski Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Senator Mikulski of Maryland, will be inducted into the 2011 class of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Senator Mikulski began her career as a community organizer in Maryland, and is the longest-serving female Senator in history. During her tenure as a Senator, Mikulski has developed and supported legislation promoting equal healthcare for American women, Medicare reform, better care for ... Read More »

NASW and CSWE Leaders on Rep. Ed Towns’ TV Show

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark and CSWE President Mit Joyner, joined Congressman Ed Towns on his television program, Political News and Views, on March 10, 2011, to discuss the importance of the social work profession to our nation. Congressman Towns is a proud social worker and covered a variety of topics including the diverse fields of social work practice, how ... Read More »

Congressional Briefing Held on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act

NASW is pleased to report that Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) held a congressional briefing on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.795/S. 686) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. Speakers and their remarks can be found below. Congressional Briefing Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act Oversight and Government ... Read More »

Congressman Towns to host congressional briefing on Social Work Reinvestment Act November 17, 2010

We are pleased to report that Congressman Ed Towns is holding an upcoming Congressional briefing on the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act. The agenda is below. The event will cover the following points: Professional social workers provide essential services to individuals across the lifespan and have long been the workforce to guide people ... Read More »

Congress Remembers Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Social work pioneer and civil rights leader, Dr. Dorothy I. Height passed away on April 20. Within 24 hours, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives passed separate resolutions celebrating Dr. Height’s life of and recognizing her lifelong dedication and leadership in the struggle for civil rights for all people. To view the House resolution, H.RES.1281, go to: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:hr1281eh.txt.pdf ... Read More »

Fattah’s reception

On March 10, 2010 NASW attended a fundraiser for the Honorable Chaka Fattah (D-PA) seeking his support for the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act (H.R.795).  Representative Fattah is a Member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and without fail, embraces the mission of social work especially social service administration to underserved populations.  During ... Read More »

Video: Can We Live Up to the Social Work Legacy?

Dear Colleagues, As an early career social worker, I’ve quickly realized that we have a lot of work to accomplish to ensure that our profession survives and thrives and that we can continue to care for the millions of clients who need our services every single day.  Many of my peers have found that low salaries, high educational debt, or ... Read More »