By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW NASW Senior Policy Adviser The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) on September 19, with support of Democratic Congressional leadership and the voting...
W.E.B. DuBois is being honored in October 2023 as a social work pioneer by the NASW Foundation.
When the Supreme Court finally declared the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional, Frederick Douglass, amid an outpouring of outrage, advised that we must first take a collective deep breath.
NASW, including our Missouri Chapter, on July 20, 2023, requested Missouri Governor Parson grant clemency to Johnny Johnson, who was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 1, 2023.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced the Democracy Restoration Act, federal legislation that seeks to restore voting rights in federal elections to the millions of disenfranchised Americans who have been released from prison but are still denied the right to vote.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29, 2023, made a ruling on affirmative action that will have profound and long-term implications for the country.
Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023, to build bipartisan support for key federal legislation.