In order to accomplish our Chapter Mission, we endorse candidates that support social work values, mission and proposed legislation.
NASW-MA PACE, the political action arm of NASW-MA, endorses candidates seeking political office in Massachusetts at the local and state level. Please note that we are only involved in local races if a social worker is running.
PACE endorses candidates that support our Legislative Agenda and social work values, and supports endorsed candidates by providing them with financial or in-kind support. PACE also co-sponsors forums for gubernatorial and congressional candidates though we cannot endorse in these races. We also make formal endorsements of ballot initiatives and concept campaigns or initiatives. PACE is on the board of the Mass Alliance, an organization which is made up of 22 statewide agencies working together to elect progressive candidates.
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Activist Opportunity: Join PACE!
NASW members have the opportunity to participate in the endorsement process and to work on the political campaigns of PACE-endorsed candidates. PACE typically meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the NASW-MA office: 11 Beacon Street, Suite 510, Boston, MA. A remote option of calling in or using Go To Meeting is also available.
2018-2019 Executive Board of PACE:
Staff- Sophie Hansen, LCSW
Chair- Alison Freeman, LCSW
Secretary- Mark Lane, LCSW
Treasurer- Carly Burton, MSW
To join PACE, or audit a meeting if a non-member, please e-mail the Political Director.