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Dear Social Work Colleagues - First, I want to thank you for your interest in yesterday’s webinar on the 2017 updates to the NASW Code of Ethics. Second, as the Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Professional review and host of the webinar, I want to personally offer my deepest apology to you.
The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry speaks to the fact that sexual abuse — in all forms — is an affront to all Americans, not just the victims.
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.
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.
Our nation grieves after yet another horrific mass shooting. This one has occurred 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 NASW Nevada Chapter offers its deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and friends, and visitors to our city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.