Tag Archives: State of the Union

NASW Pleased Obama Pledges to Focus on Social Justice, Economic Equity in Final State of the Union Address

President Obama made his final State of the Union Address  on January 12. Given the historic nature of his presidency, this was a much anticipated speech. For many, the end of the presidency of America’s first black president is met with both a sense of reflection about the last  seven years and anticipation about his priorities for the remaining 12 ... Read More »

Immigration Comments in the State of the Union Address

During the State of the Union Address, the President reiterated his deep commitment to addressing and fixing our nation’s broken immigration system.  To read more, go: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/01/27/immigration-winning-future NASW is also committed to comprehensive immigration reform.   According to the Immigrants and Refugees Policy Statement in Social Work Speaks (Eighth Edition), NASW supports federal, state and local policies and procedures that replace ... Read More »

Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Back on the Table?

In November, groups hoping for the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy were disappointed when the Senate Armed Services indefinitely postponed a long awaited hearing on the matter. However, the issue was moved to the forefront during the State of the Union speech, when President Obama uttered the words, “This year, I will work with Congress and our ... Read More »