Advocacy

The social work profession was founded in social change. Throughout the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet their basic needs. NASW upholds this challenge by advocating for the association to members of Congress and regulatory agencies that so often hold the authority to influence policy.

NASW has developed a policy agenda, which asserts the association’s advocacy priorities for the legislative cycle. NASW’s policy agenda is consistent with the NASW policies in Social Work Speaks, which is developed by members of the association at Delegate Assembly.


NASW-ND Advocacy Committee

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The NASW-ND Advocacy Committee has been working hard in 2021 to advance the social work agenda in the state of North Dakota and advocate on behalf of social workers and clients during the ND legislative session. 

Legislative Session

  • The Advocacy Committee has been meeting weekly to review legislative proposals that are of interest to social workers and social work clients. Please follow this link for an up-to-date, detailed list of actions taken by the committee. 

NDBSWE Rules

  • The NDBSWE has been working on updating the legislative rules for social workers across the state. The Advocacy Committee partnered with the NDBSWE in the creating the changes to the administrative, some of which will go into effect on April 1st. Please click here for the updated rules. 

Join the Committee

  • The Advocacy Committee welcomes NASW-ND member participation and encourages you to join in a meeting. For more information, please email your interest to info.naswnd@socialworkers.org.

NASW-ND Advocacy Committee
  • Tricia Berg, Chair
  • Maura Ferguson
  • Stephanie Little
  • Amy Phillips
  • Bret Weber
Legislative Updates Editor
  • Samantha McDonnell (BSW Intern)

BUILDING STRENGTH THROUGH ASSOCIATION


Government Relations and Political Affairs

REGISTER TO VOTE

NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

NASW - NATIONAL ADVOCACY

Check out the NASW National Action Center for key issues, current legislation, information on what actions you can take, and information on your elected officials.

POLITICAL ACTION FOR CANDIDATE ELECTION (PACE)

You can participate in electing candidates who are social workers or who support social workers!

SOCIAL WORK POLICY RESOURCES