The communities and individuals that social workers serve depend on policies from politicians WE get to pick this November!
Show your social work pride with limited edition "This Social Worker Votes" gear! Funds raised will support PACE, NASW-MA's political action arm that endorses political candidates whose platforms align with social work values.
PACE's work helps to push forward NASW-MA's mission to advance professional social work practice and the profession; and to promote human rights, social and economic justice, and unimpeded access to services for everyone.
Voting is Social Work
Only 58% of voters went to the polls in 2016. Voting is a vital part of our democracy, as well as a way to advance social work values in policy and advocacy. Think you don't have any power to influence the system? Think again!
Here's a taste of what NASW-MA has accomplished with MA legislature in the last year, through advocacy with locally elected politicians, partnerships with other organizations, and support from NASW members, whose contributions allow us to continue this important work:
Protection for Pregnant Workers (signed 07/27/2017)
ACCESS: Birth Control with No Co-Pay (signed 11/20/17)
PATCH: Protecting Access to Confidential Healthcare (signed 04/02/18)
An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (signed 04/13/18)
An Act Relative to Solitary Confinement (signed 04/13/18)
Paid Family and Medical Leave & $15 Minimum Wage (signed 06/28/18)
What we're working on now:
Lifting the Welfare Cap on Kids, included in the final budget, but vetoed by Governor Baker
The Healthcare Omnibus bill, which includes work on clawbacks, telemental health, and ghost networks
LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Ban, which passed the House and Senate, but was not sent to the Governor's desk in time
And much more! View our Legislative Agenda to see what we are working on
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