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20
Apr

Social Workers: Get Out the Vote

By Rachel L. West, LMSW
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dvocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

I will be moderating this Thursday’s #MacroSW Twitter Chat. Below is an excerpt from the announcement. The chat Starts at 9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT.

With the general election just seven months I thought it would be a good idea to explore the role social workers can play in voter outreach.

The NASW Code of Ethics states that:

Social workers should facilitate informed participation by the public in shaping social policies and institutions.

Continue reading on the #MacroSW blog.

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis.

Current Chat Partners:

Current Media Partners:

  • Linda Grobman and The New Social Worker Magazine – We welcome The New Social Worker Magazine (@newsocialworker) as our new media partner! The New Social Worker is the award-winning social work careers magazine founded by Linda Grobman in 1994. Its website is www.socialworker.com and is featuring student and social worker creative works throughout March for Social Work Month

Founding Chat Partners:

Photo Credit: By USDA photo by Scott Bauer (United States Department of Agriculture) [Public domain] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Washington_C_D.C._Tidal_Basin_cherry_trees.jpg

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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