Monday, March 28, 2016
NASW-NC Position Statements
Last week, legislators convened for one day to hold a special legislative session. This session was to address a recent non-discrimination ordinance passed by the city of Charlotte. Legislators passed House Bill 2, a sweeping anti-LGBT law that was quickly signed by the Governor. NASW-NC issued the following statement in opposition to the legislation: http://www.naswnc.org/news/281451/NASW-NC-Position-on-NC-Anti-LGBT-Law.htm
We support a recently filed federal lawsuit challenging the legislation and will continue to work with allies on the matter.
Additionally, NASW-NC has been working on a proposal by a legislative committee to consolidate and eliminate certain occupational licensing boards in our state. The proposal has an impact on the social work profession. Read what is going on and NASW-NC's position on the report filed by the legislative committee on our website: http://www.naswnc.org/news/281381/NASW-NC-Position-on-Recent-Proposal-to-Consolidate-Licensing-Boards.htm
We anticipate this bill to be addressed during the upcoming short session.
2016 Legislative Short Session
Short Session begins April 25th! Legislators return to Raleigh for short session to address budget adjustments, bills that either passed the House or the Senate in the long session but didn't make it to the Governor, and any other issues they find pressing. You can view a list of bills that may be discussed this session on our website. Follow our blog and Advocacy Alert System for updates on pressing issues throughout session!
NASW-NC works on behalf of the social work profession on a variety of issues. It is a member benefit provided by NASW-NC to have a registered lobbyist advancing and supporting the profession of social work in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chapter works with National NASW on Federal issues such as reimbursement rates, immigration, student loans, and more. Your membership dues help support our advocacy efforts everyday on the state and federal levels. Thank YOU for being a member and staying engaged in supporting the social work profession.
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