Category Archives: Legislative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kania Ponto, MSW NASW-NYS 518-463-4741 ext. 22 kponto.naswnys@socialworkers.org Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure Equality of Mental Health Care for All New Yorkers Current licensure exemption allows seven New York State agencies to hire unlicensed employees to provide mental health services   (ALBANY, NY, January 9, 2018) … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Leading Social Work Organizations Call on Lawmakers to Ensure Equality of Mental Health Care for All New Yorkers

Happy Holidays from NASW (2017 Highlights)

Shared from NASW National.  NASW wishes you happy and safe holidays and a prosperous New Year. Listen to this holiday message from NASW CEO Angelo McClain as he talks about NASW accomplishments in 2017, which included the NASW-NYS Chapter and our work on Raise the Age, as well as the challenges the association will tackle … Continue reading Happy Holidays from NASW (2017 Highlights)

2018 Legislative Forecast

2018 Legislative Forecast December 2017: Quarterly Report   As we head toward the end of the year, the 2017 legislative session is but a distant image in our rearview mirror, and despite our enormous achievements, we’ve spent the fall months shifting focus to the upcoming 2018 session; teeing up our issues, meeting with key legislative … Continue reading 2018 Legislative Forecast

NASW Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

As a member of the broad national community of advocates for economic justice and equity for low and moderate income Americans, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is opposed to the  Tax Cut and Jobs Act. This bill, as written, would produce a windfall for the “super rich” while decimating safety-net programs that serve … Continue reading NASW Statement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

ACTION ALERT: Call your Assembly Member to Establish Legislative Committee on Racial ...

Call to Action Re: AB.5851 Racial Equity Bill Call Your Assembly Member Today! Disproportionate negative outcomes for people of color are represented throughout every system, including the legislative arena. While the general intent of legislation is to ameliorate social issues, it does not always consider embedded racial inequities and as such, can ultimately serve to … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Call your Assembly Member to Establish Legislative Committee on Racial Equity in the NYS Assembly

TOOLKIT: Grassroots Pocket Guide

NASW-NYS Grassroots Pocket Guide Presented by: Karin Carreau, MSW Carreau Consulting @ The Elk Street Group   A primary benefit of NASW-NYS membership is the comprehensive political and legislative representation we provide you on a daily basis. This grassroots pocket guide will provide a review of the legislative structure, legislative and budgetary processes. This toolkit is … Continue reading TOOLKIT: Grassroots Pocket Guide