NASW-endorsed candidates prevail

The 2012 general election results proved favorable for NASW.

In addition to the association supporting the successful re-election of President Barack Obama, a strong majority of congressional candidates endorsed by the NASW Political Action for Candidate Election, or PACE, will serve in the new Congress.

NASW PACE endorsed 172 congressional candidates and enjoyed a success rate of more than 93 percent after the election.

“We not only maintained all of the social worker members of Congress who ran, but gained unprecedented numbers of women in the House and the Senate, most of whom support policies that will benefit our profession and our clients,” said NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark.

NASW spent several months encouraging members to support the PACE-endorsed candidates in their jurisdictions through emails and with several phone banking sessions with volunteers at NASW’s national office.

The association also produced the Candidate Position Chart document that outlined the major policies between Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

NASW’s document to the Obama Administration, Building on Progressive Priorities: Sustaining Our Nation’s Safety Net is available online at: {}