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by Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

A few interesting stories:

Proposition 8 merits brief filed.
SCOTUS Blog reported today that the merits brief in the prop 8 case was filed today.  The blog will cover this in further detail at a later date.  You can read more here.

From Dwindling Abortion Rights to Intrusive Drug Tests: Are Pregnant Women Second Class Citizens
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Alternet.org takes a very disturbing look at the treatment of pregnant women in the United States.

Obama Launches Advocacy Non-profitThe Non-Profit Times has a piece on President Obama and First Lady Michele Obama turning Obama for America into an NPO called Organizing for Action.  The organization will begin advocating for some of the issues the President’s second term agenda.

Non-Profits to the Rescue
Random Thoughts as an excellent post on the role non-profits can play in economic recovery, if only they are properly funded.


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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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