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 the profession can best respond to the current economic crisis and budget cuts across the country, and the important role that social workers play in the creation and implementation of public policy. Congressman Towns also announced the launch of the Congressional Social Work Caucus (CSWC), which he will Chair. The CSWC an authorized Congressional Members Organization in the U.S. House of Representatives. Members of the CSWC consist of social worker Members and those who support the social work profession and society’s social safety net. The purpose of the CSWC is to create a platform on the Hill representing the interests of over 600,000 social workers throughout the United States who serve individuals, families, and communities in need.
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