March 17th #MacroSW: Social Work, Politics, & Advocacy
On March 17 at 9 p.m. ET, NASW will host the #MacroSW Twitter chat entitled “Social Work, Politics, and Advocacy.” This discussion is especially timely considering this is an election year and March is National Social Work Month .
Join this chat to discuss the political issues NASW is tackling and learn about NASW national office activities from Mel Wilson, NASW manager of social justice and human rights, and Dina Kastner, NASW’s senior field organizer. NASW’s priority issues include criminal justice reform, urging Congress to restore voting rights and the passage of the Improving Access to Mental Health Act, which would update Medicare reimbursement for social workers to provide more mental health services to older Americans. NASW will also share updates of their work with the Congressional Social Work Caucus, chaired by social worker Rep. Barbara Lee of California. (Continue Reading)