Political Action

PRESS RELEASE: NASW Endorses Joe Biden for President; Cites Biden’s Lifelong Advocacy for Mental Health, Social Justice Issues

PRESS RELEASE: NASW Endorses Joe Biden for President; Cites Biden’s Lifelong Advocacy for Mental Health, Social Justice Issues

Aug 05, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) enthusiastically endorses Joe Biden for president in 2020. During his nearly 45-year career in public office, including as a U.S. Senator and Vice President, Mr. Biden has demonstrated a consistent commitment to advancing ..Read More…

ROCK THE VOTE: How To Vote In The Upcoming Election In California

As the election approaches, we would like to remind our members that it is important to encourage your clients, colleagues, and families to register and vote. Many issues that affect the communities we serve are on the ballot in California, as well as many local officials that are in charge of making many decisions that ..Read More…

Donate to NASW-CA CalPACE – Support Social Workers Running For Office in 2020!

In our current political climate, it is crucial that we defend marginalized communities. CalPACE is a non-partisan political action committee formed to elect social work candidates and candidates that support social work values.

Unfortunately, campaigns cost money. Every dollar raised will help elect candidates that will fight harmful immigration policies and other issues of concern.

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Urge the U.S. Senate to Enact Transformational Police Reform Legislation

In response to the killing by Minneapolis police of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Rep. Karen Bass, MSW (D-CA-37) introduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120). This urgently needed legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 25.

It is now crucial that the Senate enact similar strong and comprehensive ..Read More…

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/
CalPACE encourages NASW members ..Read More…