Elections

It's easier to spend a few months and some money electing the right people than to spend years and a lot of money trying to get the wrong people to do the right things.

— Senator Debbie Stabenow, MSW

voting booths at a California primary

Increasing Voter Participation

Voter participation is a social work issue! The NASW Code of Ethics standard states: Social workers should facilitate informed participation by the public in shaping social policies and institutions.

NASW offers resources and online training to help you get out the vote in your community.

Get voter participation resources


National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. 

National Voter Registration Day was created to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to vote.

Learn more about National Voter Registration Day



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.