Elections make a difference. Elected officials create and pass policies that effect our clients and our profession. This happens on all levels, including Congress, at state legislatures and in county and city councils.

Increasing Voter Participation

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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

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Seeking an Endorsement for Your Congressional Race?

The National Association of Social Workers-Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-PACE), the Political Action Committee of NASW, is taking endorsement requests for the November 2022 congressional elections. If you are seeking endorsement from NASW-PACE, kindly complete this questionnaire at your earliest convenience.

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 Action Center

Social Workers for Biden Harris

NASW Endorses Joe Biden for President

NASW enthusiastically endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020.

Read the news release

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Meet NASW-PACE Field Organizers

NASW-PACE field organizers talk about their experiences in five swing states during the 2020 election.

Read about our field organizers' work