|Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)|
|Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action arm of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on the federal and state level. PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates who support NASW’s policy agenda.
NASW-NYS PACE endorses and contributes to state and local candidates for elected office. NASW-NYS PACE is responsible for working collaboratively with the state chapter to guide the process of endorsements, raise and distribute funds for political action, and mobilizing social workers to vote by informing members of which candidates have been endorsed. Contributions to NASW-NYS PACE are used to support state and local candidates who support NASW-NYS’s policy agenda.
|Chair: Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW, MA
Treasurer: Alexandra Saint Laurent, MSW
Submit inquiries to NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
|2020 Candidate Endorsements|
|NASW-NYS Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) has released its initial endorsements for the 2020 Election Cycle. NASW-NYS PACE endorses candidates for New York State Senate and Assembly. Every two years all 213 members of the state legislature are up for election.
State and local elections often get lost in the swell of Presidential elections, every four years. Despite the small stage, the importance or state and local elections should not be lost on constituents. This is where meaningful change begins; these elections provide an opportunity for the voices of communities across the State of New York to be heard. By casting your ballot in local and state elections, you elect a representative that gives your voice a seat at the table.
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation allowing ALL New York Voters to request an absentee ballot for the November 2020 General Election! If you want to vote from home this year to avoid crowds, fill out an absentee request form and check the “temporary illness or physical disability” box. You can read more about the voting reforms for Election 2020 here.
If you still need, you can register to vote online, by postal mail, or in person at your local county board of elections. You can also check your voter registration, party affiliation, polling location, and the legislative districts you live in online.
Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW, MA
NYS Senator Anna Kaplan, District 7
NYS Senator Jen Metzger, District 42
NYS Senate Candidate Shauna Marie O’Toole, District 54
NYS Assembly Candidate Ann Brancato, District 9
NYS Assembly Candidate ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc, District 133
NYS Assembly Candidate Carolyn Carrol, District 134
NYS Assembly Candidate Jen Lunsford, District 135
NYS Assembly Candidate Sarah Clark, District 136
NYS Senate Candidate Thearse McCalmon, District 49
NYS Senator Monica Martinez, District 3
NYS Assembly Candidate Joe Seeman, District 112
NYS Senate Member James Gaughran, District 5
NYS Senate Candidate Jacqualine G. Berger, District 61
NYS Assembly Member Harry Bronson, District 138
NYS Assembly Member Donna A. Lupardo, District 123
NYS Assembly Candidate Dan Buttermann, District 121
NYS Assembly Candidate Betsy Kraat, District 102
NYS Senate Candidate Christine Pellegrino, District 4
NYS Assembly Candidate Gina Sillitti, District 16
NYS Senate Candidate Laura A. Ahrean, District 1
What PACE Does for You
- Your support gives the Chapter funds needed to make difference in campaigns and elections
- It helps to support candidates who support legislation and polices consistent with the goals of the social work profession and those who are served by the social work profession
- Promotes NASW legislative policies through political action and/or through support of candidates
- Builds an electoral presence for future campaigns
- CLICK HERE for more information about NASW and the work your voice is helping us do at Capitol Hill
PRINT CONTRIBUTION FORM:
Download and print the contribution form (PDF) and mail it to NASW-NYS PACE at 188 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12210