News Releases


Oct 04, 2017

This message from the NASW Puerto Rico Chapter was sent to Mark Nichols, NASW manager of chapter services, in a series of cellphone text messages during the afternoon of Oct. 3. It has been slightly edited. We wish to share it with members and the wider social work community. NASW will convey this message to members of Congress who are social workers and soon give information on how we can assist social workers in Puerto Rico: Thank you for your support. Our main concern is there are no communications. There are no cellular phones that work well. All the island is without power --  there is no water and little produce.  Preside...

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Oct 03, 2017

Action would enable funding, develop policies to prevent gun injuries, fatalities WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) expresses its condolences to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. NASW shares the frustrations that many Americans are experiencing after hearing the news of the horrendous violence inflicted on people who were merely enjoying a concert on a beautiful fall evening. Like many, NASW believes it is time to put an end to the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.  There has been a ...

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Oct 03, 2017

STATEMENT: Our nation grieves after yet another horrific mass shooting. This one has occurred close to home at an outdoor concert on our Las Vegas strip. The actions of a lone individual resulted in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The National Association of Social Workers Nevada Chapter offers its deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and friends, and visitors to our city. Social workers will support the direct provision of behavioral health, care coordination, and social services to the individuals and their loved ones. State and local government officials will look to social workers to help them miti...

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Sep 07, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will work with allied organizations and Congress to continue protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. President Trump’s decision to revoke DACA dismays us. The order is cruel, unwise and unjustified and could lead to a mass deportation of some 800,000 young people. There is little doubt that DACA has been a successful program during its five years of existence. DACA recipients or &ld...

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Jul 26, 2017

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on President Trump to rescind his plan to ban people who are transgender from serving in the U.S. military. This change, tweeted on the implementation of a policy change made by the Obama Administration, is blatantly disrespectful to and clearly disregards the honorable service of all transgender and gender non-conforming service members. NASW is against the military ban and any form of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don&r...

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Jun 06, 2017

The full fiscal year 2018 budget request released by President Trump would shred this nation’s social safety net; NASW urges Congress stand up for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and reject it.

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May 04, 2017

NASW strongly opposes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it would have a devastating impact on the health our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and make it more difficult to provide affordable health care for poor and low-income Americans.

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Apr 04, 2017

President Trump’s newly released a FY 2018 budget that would greatly harm a wide and diverse range of America’s most vulnerable citizens. Most of those negatively impacted by the 2018 budget proposal are those who have already been excluded from the growth in jobs and improvements in our economy since the Recession of 2008.

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Mar 31, 2017

Opponents of ACA may still attempt to “gut” it through administrative, budgetary actions WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leadership of the House of Representatives on March 23 canceled a vote on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA). Our collective voice through National Association of Social Workers (NASW) members, NASW chapters, NASW National Office, and many other national organizations was heard and it made a difference. This means that those who rely on the Medicaid safety net will be protected. However, while we can be thankful that AHCA was pulled, we cannot assume that the Affordable Care Act will no longer be...

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Feb 14, 2017

NASW is withholding support for the Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Although Judge Gorsuch’s judicial record is relatively sparse as it relates to the foremost issues of the day there are indications his judicial philosophy may conflict with social work values.

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