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#SWRocktheVote — How NASW Michigan is registering voters

By Allan Wachendorfer The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Michigan Chapter started a voter registration drive this fall and issued free voter registration packets to social workers and students who requested them. Each packet contained information on doing a drive; 25, 50, or 100 blank forms, pre-paid envelopes to send the filled forms to county clerks; and a questionnaire ... Read More »

Voting rights march ends with D.C. rally

By Paul R. Pace, News staff In 1965 people gave their lives for the right to vote, said Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the National NAACP. “We need to protect the right to vote in 2015,” Brooks told a cheering crowd outside the nation’s capital on Sept. 16. The event marked a final rally and advocacy day for ... Read More »

NASW Supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22

The National Association of Social Workers supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22. More than six million Americans did not vote in 2008 because they missed registration deadlines or did not know how to register to vote. On September 22 volunteers, celebrities and organizations will hit the streets and social media to tell people about voter registration. Visit the ... Read More »

NASW joins conference on voting rights

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW is continuing the fight to support voter rights as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Staff from NASW attended the organization’s “Moving Voting Rights Forward: A Conference on Strategy for 2014 and Beyond,” hosted in Washington, D.C., last month. The Voting Rights Amendment Act (H.R. 3899; S. 1945), ... Read More »

In aftermath of Supreme Court ruling, NASW urging members to work to restore voters’ rights

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is concerned a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could be a major setback to voters’ rights and voter protections. NASW urges the U.S. Congress to pass laws to restore voter protections and is asking its 140,000 members to work with grassroots organizations to preserve voting rights. In addition, NASW is part of the Leadership ... 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 »

Election Day – Social Workers Vote

- Visit www.socialworkers.org after you vote and let NASW know that you voted and see how other social workers are voting. – Election Night Watch With Your Social Work Colleagues – If you’d enjoy some good social work company tonight as history is made, the chat room will be open at www.socialworkchat.org starting at 9 PM EST Read More »

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »