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Sign Up For Capitol Action Day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Algeria Wilson
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The National Association of Social Workers Michigan Chapter will be hosting our second annual Capitol Action Day on March 19th at the Michigan Senate Binsfield Office Building (201 Townsend St, Lansing, MI 48933). During Capitol Action Day, participants will learn about legislative advocacy and will talk directly to state legislators about relevant policy issues and the importance of social work.

 

The goal will be to raise legislators’ awareness about the social work profession, NASW, and the issues we tackle in the field every day.

 

Participants will shadow and learn from key NASW partners and the Director of Public Policy, gaining high level skills to advocate, promote and practice ensuring social justice. Students will be paired with a professional social work mentor and meet with Michigan Representatives and Senators. A lunch will be provided to all participants.

Any NASW-Michigan members who are interested or experienced in state legislative and policy advocacy are encouraged to attend. Social workers need to have a voice at the policy table and we need YOU to help do that!

There is no charge for members to attend. Experience is preferred but not required. Non-student participants are expected to have the capacity to serve as role models, mentors, and team leaders for the day (you will be paired with 1-2 students). Everyone will be trained prior to the legislative visits. This will be an extraordinary learning experience for everyone, especially students who are considering policy advocacy as part of their career path.

 

Registration is needed.

  • To register as a student please do so at this link
  • If you are interested in serving as a mentor and earning CEU's please register using this link

 

Check out highlights and photos from last year's event by clicking here.

 

 


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