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.