By Mel Wilson, MBA, LCSW – NASW Senior Policy Adviser Lewiston, Maine has become the latest city to capture the nation’s attention when 18 people were killed and more than a dozen injured in shootings at multiple locations in this town of less than 40,000 people. This...
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.
Social workers can help families identify the connection between the environment and health, and they may support community members to advocate for solutions to environmental issues.
Although the court’s favorable judgement came as a surprise, voting rights advocates quickly recognized its significance, and enthusiastically welcomed it.
This year marks the second anniversary of the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.