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26
Apr

The First 100 Days

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

The new White House administrations first 100 days are upon us. It is hard to believe it has only been 100 days. It already feels like a year has passed. A very difficult and terrifying year…

  • Attempts to repeal the ACA (more commonly known as Obama Care) without a solid plan to replace it.
  • Threats to cut funding to block grants that help support much-needed programs such as Meals on Wheels.
  • Threats of a government shutdown unless Democrats help fund the border wall with Mexico.
  • Refugee bans.
  • Roll backs on protections for trans students.

The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) has issued a response and call to action to social work professionals and associations regarding the actions of the current administration. It states:

 it is a necessity that every member of our social work profession become active both in resistance to the Trump Administration’s policies and in developing an alternative vision for a better, safer, and more just world.

The statement goes on to ask social workers to share the actions they are taking:

We invite you all to engage in these efforts within CSWE, NASW, and ACOSA. Post your efforts on ACOSA’s Facebook page, tweet them to @acosaorg, or email us the news and resources for us to post on our website. Help the resistance grow. Participate in re-imagining an alternative vision of a more equitable and just world that we all can embrace.

You can read the statement in its entirety below. Please share the statement with your social work peers.

First 100 Days Statement
Photo Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A1122-WAS-The_White_House.JPG
By Ingfbruno (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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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