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.
2023 Monitored Bills - The Advocacy Committee continues to do their work. Watch here for the 2023 monitored bills.
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.
You can participate in electing candidates who are social workers or who support social workers!