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Your Voice is Needed: A Message From NASW-Michigan's Vice President

Wednesday, December 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Dear Social Work Colleagues,


I hope you will take the time to read this critical although slightly longer email. I invite you to add your voice and expertise to the work of social work in the more public arena. This work strengthens the profession and improves our clients' lives.


As Vice-President of Social and Legislative Policy for the NASW-Michigan, I work with your chapter staff and volunteers on policy. I see how busy and effective they have been working on issues at the state level which affect you, our profession, our agencies and our clients.


If social workers speak up, we can continue to influence the direction of policy in Michigan, but we need your help!  The two places where our members' time are most needed at present are as a member of either LSP Committee and/or M-PACE. NOTE: Both these committees allow for conference call participation.


LSP is the Legislative and Social Policy Committee, which I chair. It brings together legislative staff and members of NASW from various sectors of the profession (like you!) each month to determine where and how to act on policy issues impacting our profession, our work and of course, our clients. Having diverse voices is critical to making the best decisions on NASW-Michigan's direction on important issues. Please, consider adding your voice by joining this important committee.


The other opportunity to contribute your energy and time as we approach 2018 elections is on the social work political action committee, M-PACE. This group considers candidates of any party in state and local races for endorsement and funding. M-PACE supports people who care about the social work perspective on relevant issues here in Michigan.


If you are interested in exploring involvement, please contact me directly or contact Allan Wachendorfer, NASW-Michigan's very dedicated Political Director at


Please join us! Together, we can make Michigan a better place for social work and for the vulnerable populations we serve.


Best regards,


Susan Grettenberger

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