NASW Advocacy

NASW 2012 Document to the Obama Administration:
Building on Progressive Priorities. Sustaining our Nation’s Safety Net

Grassroots Advocacy

Learn how you can take action on the federal issues important to social workers by contacting your members of Congress! GET INVOLVED!

Legislative Advocacy Network

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NASW's Government Relations staff is fighting hard to make the voice of professional social workers heard on Capitol Hill. The most effective way to express our ideas and vision, however, is through our members. Having a network of professional social workers willing to contact their members of Congress - via letter, e-mail, or office visits regarding specific issues is essential, ensuring that NASW's legislative agenda is addressed in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Legislative Issues

Learn about NASW’s key issues and about NASW's positions on these issues.

Hot Issues

President Obama Nominates Three to the DC Circuit Court: Why Should Social Workers Care?

It has been widely reported that President Obama has taken the extraordinary step of nominating three individuals to fill the remaining vacancies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (also known as the D.C. Circuit Court) This step is extraordinary because: (1) There is a critical need to fill all the vacancies on this important court and (2) submitting multiple nominations is a White House strategy to protect against filibustering against the President’s judicial nominees.

A Social Work Perspective on Drug Policy Reform

The establishment of reasonable and more effective drug policies associated with the criminal justice system should be of great interest to the social work profession. NASW believes that clinical intervention can be a tool for reducing rates of incarceration in the United States. Policies and programs that address over-incarceration by diverting low-level drug offenders from imprisonment to treatment-oriented alternatives are explored in this brief.

Political Action for Candidate Election

NASW-PACE is the political action arm of NASW. As a political action committee, NASW-PACE endorses and contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW's policy agenda.

NASW Government Relations Materials

This section of the Web site highlights individual publications produced by NASW that complement NASW's federal legislative and regulatory focus and the advocacy activity taken by the Government Relations unit.
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