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How Social Workers Can Engage Congress

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach consultant

How social workers can engage congress in the pursuit of social justice will be the topic of discussion for this weeks #MacroSW Twitter chat.

The Network for Social Work Management (@TheNSWM) will be hosting the February  26th chat. The President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) Charles E. Lewis will be a special guest. The chat will touch on:

  1. What motivated you to become a social worker?
  2. Do you know there is a Congressional Social Work Caucus and why it was created?
  3. Do you know how the Social Work Reinvestment Act will help the profession?
  4. What can social workers do to influence federal policy?
  5. Have you considered a career in policy?
  6. Can social workers make a difference if we were more politically active?
  7. What social worker inspires you the most?

The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST.

#MacroSW Twitter Chat is a bimonthly live chat that is a collaboration between the Association for Community Organization and Social Administrations (ACOSA), The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), University of Southern California – School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo – School of Social Work, Karen Zgoda, and Sunya Folayan.

The chats take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of month at 9:00 PM EST. Chat topics cover a variety of issues related to community practice social work. Learn more about the chats, including upcoming topics as well as chat archives on the #MacroSW blog.

photo credit: erin m via photopin cc

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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