What Happens When Social Workers Get Involved in Politics

We Engage in Political Action

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Social workers give time, money, and their valuable perspective to campaigns that elect public officials who support NASW policy goals.

Social Work Values Become Policies

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Elected officials who are committed to social work values write, co-sponsor, and vote for legislation that becomes public policy.

We Put Policies Into Practice

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Sound public policies enable social workers to meet human needs, be fairly compensated, and promote social justice.

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Social Workers in Congress

Find out which members of Congress are social workers.

Download Social Workers in Congress

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Increasing Voter Participation

Voter participation is a social work issue! Learn how you can help get out the vote in your community.

Get voter participation resources

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NASW members, your support gives us the funds needed to make a difference in campaigns and elections. 

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