Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action arm of the NASW. As a political action committee, PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW's policy agenda.

The national PACE Board of Trustees endorses and contributes to federal candidates running for U.S. House and Senate seats. State chapter PACE units decide on local and state races.

Get Involved

Social workers, if we vote, can have a major influence on election results and, therefore, legislation, government, and policy. Chapter PACE committees must go beyond endorsements and mobilize members to volunteer and vote for endorsed candidates.


Elections matter. We see this as policy is created in Congress, at state legislatures and in county and city councils.

Advocacy Tips for Social Workers


As a volunteer you can make phone calls, attend campaign events, or work in a campaign office. You can make your voice be heard.

Get advocacy tips

Stay Informed, Take Action


See current legislation and key bills in Congress, and find out how legislators voted on bills of interest to social workers.

Visit the NASW Action Center

Social Workers in Congress

Find out which members of Congress are social workers.

Contribute to PACE

Your support gives us the funds needed to make a difference in campaigns and elections. PACE builds political power for social workers through field organizers mobilizing NASW members to vote, through contributions to candidates who agree with NASW policy positions, and through political training for members.

Help us make a difference today! Print and fill out the contribution form (PDF), or