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Message from NASW CEO Angelo McClain on Resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

We knew it was coming, but Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announced retirement was a shock and a stark reminder that the future of our democracy lies in the ballot box. National Association of Social Workers (NASW) voter engagement work is critical and vital to empowering folks from all walks of life. We know that our activism in the political arena is difficult work.

I want you to know that NASW is working with coalitions to demand that the nomination of the next justice be delayed until after the mid-term elections; and working to assure that the nominee isn’t an ultraconservative. There’s much work to be done. We will stay the course, because we believe that social work values and principals are needed in all aspects of politics.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.