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Legislative Agenda & Positions Statements
 
The National Association of Social Work (NASW) is the world’s largest organization of professional social workers. NASW-MN is committed to working within the legislative arena to promote policies and legislation that support professional regulation of social work practice, enhance the lives of people we serve, and promote equal opportunities to all Minnesota residents. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. The profession does not condone, facilitate, or collaborate with discrimination of any form, including ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political affiliation, religion, or mental, physical or developmental disability.

NASW-MN promotes awareness, education and political advocacy within a range of concerns including health care, mental health, civil rights, child welfare, tax policy and economic security, to enhance the social functioning of individuals, families and communities.
 
During the legislative session, NASW-MN will:
  • Track legislation
  • Advocate for social policy reform or policy maintenance
  • Work with identified coalition partners
  • Meet with key legislative leaders
  • Participate in Social Work Day at the Capitol, NASW-MN's annual lobby day event
  • Communicate with NASW-MN members via ‘action alerts
 
For a current Legislative Position click here

HOW TO USE THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA & POSITION STATEMENT

  1. Know your legislative district and your legislators names.
  2. Read it to educate yourself. Know the facts and understand the issues. 
  3. Pass your understanding on to others:
    • Post the agenda and position statements on bulletin boards in your workplace
    • Publish the information in your organizational newsletter
    • Present the issues to your circle of friends and colleagues, or to a group in your neighborhood 
  4. Mail the agenda along with a short, hand-written note to your senator or representative.
  5. Share your concerns; let them know you are one a their constituents and that the well-being of all Minnesota citizens is important to you.
FOR THIS INFORMATION CALL:
MN Senate Information: 651-296-0504
MN House Information: 651-296-2146
OR
USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
Minnesota Senate - Click Here
Minnesota House - Click Here
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