Your membership with NASW includes a powerful, progressive effort to elevate the social work profession and change laws that can impact the profession and clients of social work.
To bring our social work voice into the State House, we:
- Testify at the State House on various pieces of legislation
- Work with partners of various coalitions (full list below) to make a concerted effort for change
- Identify and endorse political candidates who promote social work values to help get them elected
- Build relationships with policymakers and state agency staff to postively impact policy and practice
There are many ways to get acquainted with our political work:
Don't want to miss an opportunity? Join our Legislative Alert Network to receive advocacy related e-updates.
Internship Opportunity: Will you be a second year or advanced MSW* student in the Fall of 2019 who is interested in advocacy and legislation as its related to social justice? In the Spring of next year, we will begin to accept rolling applications for internships at our Chapter. For more information, please e-mail the Political Director, Sophie Hansen.
*We accept BSW and first year MSW students on a case-by-case basis