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Making Our Elected Officials Work For Social Justice 

NASW-Michigan is working harder than ever to get social workers and our allies elected to the Michigan House, Senate, and the Governor's office. This year the M-PACE committee voted to hire a field organizer to engage members in volunteering for the candidates we've endorsed rather than directly contributing to their campaigns. This helps engage social workers in political action, builds relationships between social workers and soon-to-be elected officials, and helps get people elected to office who will support our policy agenda. We need you to help us make this successful.

 

Can you give $5, $10, or $20 for social justice? Your contribution to M-PACE helps us endorse and support candidates who uphold the values and ethics of the profession. Political action is a building block for creating socially just policy because we need socially conscious legislators in office to help create change! 

 

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.
  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.

The 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.

 

Can you donate now? Click the link below. If you cannot contribute financially, can you spare some time phone banking, door-knocking, or working in a campaign office? If so, please click here: https://goo.gl/forms/LEvFQcOgl1JUMnHx2

 

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Your contribution to the Michigan Political Action for Candidate Election Committee is NOT tax-deductible. By law, only NASW members can 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)

 

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

 

If you are seeking an endorsement, please forward a resume and the completed form to policy@nasw-michigan.org or by mail to MPACE 741 N. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48906 c/o Allan Wachendorfer.

 

  

 

MPACE Endorsements for 2018 Election

 

What District Am I In?

 

State Executive

Office

Candidate

Website

Governor

Lt. Governor

Gretchen Whitmer

Garlin Gilchrist II

www.gretchenwhitmer.com
 Secretary of State  Jocelyn Benson www.votebenson.com
 Attorney General  Dana Nessel www.dana2018.com

 

State Senate

District

Candidate

Website

 1

Stephanie Chang (MSW)

www.stephaniechang.com

 3

Sylvia Santana

www.votesantana.com

 7

Dayna Polehanki

www.daynaforsenate.com

13  Mallory McMarrow www.mcmorrowformichigan.com 
17 Bill LaVoy www.billlavoy.com

18

Jeff Irwin

www.irwinforsenate.com/

20 Sean McCann www.seanamccann.com
24 Kelly Rossman-McKinney www.kellyforstatesenate.com
29 Winnie Brinks www.winniebrinks.com/
24 Poppy Sias-Hernandez www.votepoppy.com/

37

Wayne Schmidt

www.senatorwayneschmidt.com/

38 Scott Dianda www.scottdianda.com

 

State Representative

District

Candidate

Website

8

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

www.housedems.com/gay-dagnogo

17 Michelle LaVoy www.michellelavoy.com

23

Darrin Camilleri

www.darrincamilleri.com

25

Nate Shannon

www.nateforstaterep.com

27

Robert Wittenberg

www.wittenbergforrep.org/

38  Kelly Breen www.votekellybreen.com
40 Mari Manoogian www.mariformi.com

41

Padma Kuppa

www.electpadmakuppa.com

50

Tim Sneller

www.timsneller.com/

52

Donna Lasinski

www.votedonnalasinski.com

61 Alberta Griffin  www.albertagriffin61st.com
62  Jim Haadsma www.jimhaadsma.com

67

Kara Hope

www.votekarahope.com/index.html

68

Sarah Anthony

www.votesarahanthony.com

69

Julie Brixie

www.juliebrixie.com/

71 Angela Witwer www.voteforangela.com

76

Rachel Hood

www.hoodforthehouse.com/

99 Kristen Brown www.electkristenbrown.com

110

Ken Summers

www.votekensummers.com/

 


2016 Election Results 


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 (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

  • Mobilizes thousands of social workers to vote by informing NASW members of which candidates NASW-PACE endorsed in 2012, 2016, and 2017.
  • Compiles valuable facts such as voting records of U.S. Senators and Representatives and information on more than 150 social workers elected to federal, state, and local office.

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

 


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