Political Action for Candidate Election

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 Nicola Saint Laurent, MSW

Barry Davis, LCSW
Anna Guzda, LMSW
Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW
Christina Lesyk, LMSW
Parvin Purawal
Tajean Turnier, BSW

Submit inquiries to NASW-NYS Executive Director Samantha Fletcher at sfletcher.naswnys@socialworkers.org

Barrington R. Atkins, LMSW

Dutchess County Legislator, District 10



Mary T. Kuhn, MSW

Onondaga County Legislator, District 7



Yversha Roman, BSW

Monroe County Legislator, District 26



Fran Fox-Pizzonia, LMSW

Candidate for Orange County Legislator, District 9


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


Donate Now


Download and print the contribution form (PDF) and  mail it to NASW-NYS PACE at 188 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12210


Contact us.

Submit inquiries to NASW-NYS Executive Director, Samantha Fletcher, at SFletcher.naswnys@socialworkers.org