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

voting booths at a California primary

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

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.

Visit the Action Center

Field Organizers Help NASW-PACE Get Congressional Candidates Elected

A strong majority of the candidates the NASW Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee endorsed were elected to the 118th Congress in the 2022 midterm elections, with help from field organizers in five battleground states.

Read the Social Work Advocates article on PACE

Social Workers for Biden Harris

NASW Endorses Joe Biden for President

NASW enthusiastically endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020.

Read the news release