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VOTING IS SOCIAL WORK: Permissible Election Activities Checklist For 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations

VOTING IS SOCIAL WORK: Permissible Election Activities Checklist For 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. Let’s celebrate this centennial year by engaging in legal and professional voter engagement! Check out #VotingIsSocialWork ‘s Permissible Election Activities Checklist for more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2IwiMM7

A downloadable PDF version is also available here:

nonpartisan-election-activities-501c3-nonprofits ..Read More…

Questionnaire For Congressional Candidates Seeking Endorsement Now Available

The National Association of Social Workers-Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-PACE), the Political Action Committee of #NASW, is taking endorsement requests for the November 2020 congressional elections. If you are seeking endorsement from NASW-PACE, kindly complete this questionnaire at your earliest convenience.

ACTION ALERT: Urge CMS to Expand Telehealth to Include Audio-Only Devices

April 6, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented temporary flexibilities in regulations regarding telehealth in order to ensure that beneficiaries can access health and mental health services during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Clinical social workers can use smartphones with video chat apps such as Skype or Apple Facetime, in ..Read More…

FREE WEBINAR: Uniting for Mental Health in 2020 – Advocacy and Voter Registration Training

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm Eastern | FREE for Everyone
Presenters: Caren Howard, Advocacy Manager, Mental Health America
Melvin Wilson MBA, LCSW, Senior Policy Consultant, Social Justice and Human Rights, NASW
Registration Link: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/6d1c7d40-11f3-4d0a-adfc-27510b9d3e03

Millions of Americans live with mental illness and addiction. Deaths from suicide and overdose are at an all-time high. ..Read More…

U.S. House and Senate Bill Would End Practice of Using Confidential Therapy Notes Against Detained Immigrant Children

Kevin Euceda, an immigrant from Honduras, has spent more than 1,000 days in U.S. custody. (Photo Credit: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Seeking to end a practice that one senator called a “profound betrayal of trust,” legislation was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives to stop the Trump administration from using confidential ..Read More…

CalPACE Official Endorsements for the 2020 California Primary Elections

CalPACE, the California Chapter’s political action committee, is committed to electing qualified social workers to political office across the state. CalPACE has endorsed the following candidates in the California Primary elections happening on March 3rd, 2020:

Kimberly Warmsley, LCSW, for Stockton City Council. 

To find out more on Kimberly’s campaign, go to:  https://www.votekim2020.com/
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From the National Immigration Law Center:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2019, that it decided to review the DACA court cases during its next term.

The Court is likely to hear oral argument about DACA in early 2020 and could decide on the future of DACA sometime between January and June ..Read More…

Legislative Scorecard for the 2019 Legislative Session

By Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA’s Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs

NASW-CA is proud to release our 2019 Legislative Scorecard.  NASW-CA represents approximately 10,000 professional social workers who have degrees from accredited social work programs.  NASW-CA advocates on behalf of our members and their clients, for the implementation and improvement of programs and policies designed to ..Read More…

Elevate Social Work: Urge Your Congressional Representative to Cosponsor the Social Work Reinvestment Act!

U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Are there enough social workers to address evolving and pressing societal challenges such as substance use disorders, poverty and discrimination? If not, where are the gaps? What are the barriers to recruiting and retaining this essential workforce, which is the nation’s largest provider of mental health services?

The Dorothy ..Read More…