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#REALNYS Call-In Day

February 28, 2019


#REALNYS Call-In Day on February 28!


We need racial equity in our laws! As social workers, we confront the results of systemic inequity every day in our line of work. This is why we support SB1739/AB2116, which would ensure racial equity is a central component of any new laws passed in New York State.

Please join us on Thursday, February 28, 2019, to call on our legislators to support Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation (REAL) and urge passage of SB1739/AB2116!


NYS Senate Switchboard: 518-455-2800

NYS Assembly Switchboard: 518-455-4100

Sample Script

My name is _______ and I am a constituent from _________, NY. I am calling to ask you to support SB1739/AB2116, which would establish a legislative committee to provide a racial equity impact assessment on all legislation. As a social worker, I confront the results of systemic inequity every day. We need racial equity in our laws and this bill is an important step toward correcting historic injustices and ensure that laws passed to support and protect New Yorkers, do so for all New Yorkers.  Thank you for your time.


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2019 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

ocial Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is a legislative event hosted by the National Association of Social Workers – New York State (NASW-NYS) Chapter, the New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA), the New York State Association of the Deans of Schools of Social Work, and the National Association of Social Workers – New York City (NASW-NYC) Chapter that brings hundreds of social work students and professionals to the Capitol. The goal of this event is to further social workers’ knowledge about policy issues in substantive areas of social work practice, teach participants about legislative advocacy, and provide an opportunity for social workers to lobby on behalf of specific legislation.

This year’s event is on March 5, 2019, and we will be advocating for Social Work Investment Initiative and Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation. Learn more at https://naswnys.org/LEAD



February 28, 2019
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Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)