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Meetings are held as needed. Please contact Allan Wachendorfer at policy@nasw-michigan.org or 517-487-1548 ex 11 for more information or to get involved. 

 

The Michigan Political Action for Candidate Election (M-PACE) Committee is the political action arm of the National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter. As a political action committee, M-PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW - Michigan's policy agenda.

 

The purposes of M-PACE are to:

  1. To help elect candidates to public office who support legislation and policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and the needs of those who are served by the social work profession in the chapter of NASW-MI.
  2. To promote NASW legislative policies through political action and/or through support of candidates.
  3. To promote political education and full participation in the electoral political process among members of the social work profession.
  4. To take such other and further action as may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.

 

M-PACE Committee Members:

 

 

 Angel Foster, Chair  Brian Ashin, Treasurer
 Haley Hildebrand, Secretary  Joseph Kozakiewicz
 Judy Ashin  Marjorie Ziefert
 Michael Heisler  Peter Ruark
 Susan Grettenberger  Vicki Poleni
 Bill Long  

 

NASW - Michigan Chapter needs your help in advocating for the social work profession. We must have a collective voice for our profession and those we serve. Between the grassroots support of our membership and M-PACE, we will effectively represent the social work profession and advocate for our clients. With your help of a contribution to M-PACE, we will be one of the most influential organizations at the Capitol for health, human services, behavioral health, education, and equitable financing of state services.


You can donate by sending a contribution to: M-PACE c/o NASW-Michigan Chapter, 741 N Cedar St, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48906.

 

You can also donate by clicking the following link:Contribute

 

“Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice” (NASW Code of Ethics, 6.04)


  


M-PACE 2016 Election Endorsements

Michigan House:

  • Stephanie Chang, MSW  for the  6th District – Wayne (southwest Detroit, downtown Detroit, near eastside of Detroit, Ecorse, River Rouge)
  • Theresa Abed, LMSW  for the 71st District – Eaton (excluding Brookfield Township, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Township, Hamlin Township)
  • Tim Sneller  for the 50th District – Genesee (Burton, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Twp., Mundy Twp.)
  • Abdullah Hammoud for the 15th District – Wayne (Dearborn - excluding northeast portions)
  • Collene Lamonte for the 91st District – Muskegon (Most townships outside of City of Muskegon)
  • Darrin Camilleri for the 23rd District – Wayne (Brownstown Twp., Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Twp., Huron Twp., Trenton, and Woodhaven) 
  • Donna Lasinski for the 52nd District – Washtenaw (West of Ann Arbor)
  • Bryan Mielke for the 99th District – Isabella (Mt. Pleasant) & Midland (excluding Midland proper)
  • Dan Scripps for the 101st District – Benzie, Leelanau, Manistee, and Mason
  • John Fisher for the 61st District – Kalamazoo (Portage, Alamo Twp, Oshtemo Twp, Parchment)

 

Other:

 

Ballot Proposals:

 

Regional Transit Authority Tax Levy - to improve and expand regional transit in Southeast Michigan: Vote Yes

 

 

NASW-PACE 2016 Endorsements 

 

 

You can donate by sending a contribution to: M-PACE c/o NASW-Michigan Chapter, 741 N Cedar St, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48906.

You can also donate by clicking the following link:Contribute

 


2014 Election Results  


2012 Election Results


 

PACE: Building Political Power for Social Workers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political action arm of the National Association of Social Workers. As a political action committee, PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW's policy agenda. The national PACE Board of Trustees * endorses (endorsement process and criteria)* and contributes to federal candidates running for U.S. House and Senate seats; state chapter PACE units decide on local and state races.

 

PACE

For more information about PACE, the national level political action committee for NASW, go here: https://www.socialworkers.org/pace/default.asp

 


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