Political Action



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…

Press Release: Senators Glazer & McGuire Unveil Bills to Secure Cell Phone Towers, Provide Power Packs to Vulnerable Residents & Help Hospitals During Power Outages

Rebecca Gonzales, NASW-CA’s Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs, and our NASW-CA interns were in attendance at today’s press conference where Senator Glazer announced legislation to aid vulnerable residents have emergency access to electricity during natural disasters. Press release below:

Senator Steve Glazer, January 08, 2020 Photo credit: California Senate Democrats Wednesday, January 08, ..Read More…

2020 Legislative Lobby Days: Earlybird Registration Ends Friday, January 31

Sunday & Monday, April 19 & 20, 2020
McClellan Conference Center & State Capitol, Sacramento

About Legislative Lobby Days
Legislative Lobby Days is a two-day event that educates students and professionals about important legislation affecting clients and the social work profession. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get a “hands-on” lobbying ..Read More…

How To Vote In California: What To Do Ahead Of The March 3 Primary Election

Voters try out the Voting Solutions for All People equipment at L.A. County’s mock election at Salazar Park in East L.A. on Sept. 28, 2019. (photo credit: Al Kamalizad for LAist)

As we all know 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely important election year. Along with federal elections, California will have many statewide ..Read More…

AB 5 Independent Contractor Bill: What It Means For Social Workers In CA

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

As some may be aware, there was a hotly contested bill in the legislature this year that will affect our profession. AB 5 was introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to codify and clarify the Dynamex decision, whereby the California Supreme Court restricted when ..Read More…

Trump Tightens Work Requirements for SNAP, NASW Pushes Back

NASW Public Statement on SNAP Final Rule on Work Requirements

Dec 06, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—The Trump administration on December 4 issued a final rule tightening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Under the rule, which will take effect April 1, 2020, states must demonstrate a minimum unemployment ..Read More…

L.A. County Hopes to Improve Home Visiting Options for Homeless Moms

Last month, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion set forth by Supervisor Hilda Solis that proposes expanding existing programs for registered nurses to visit pregnant women at home to now also allow for visits to help pregnant women that are experiencing homelessness. From the article:

(This article was originally published by ..Read More…

Probation officers could become social workers under L.A. County plan

On November 19th, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a study of a proposal to encourage probation officers to get a master’s degree in social work to improve outcomes. The measure also includes recommendations on potentially creating employment pipeline programs from local MSW programs into the Probation Department, to fill any ..Read More…