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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 @ 5:30AM

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On Saturday, March 24, shortly after social workers will have gathered on the Hill this week for our Student Advocacy Day and our Social Work Day on the Hill events, thousands of America’s young citizens will make their way to the nation’s capital for an event they have dubbed, The…

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 @ 8:59AM

Social Workers Could Get Behind Bail Reform

Chicago Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL-7) is the latest to introduce legislation to curb the use of monetary bail as a condition for pre-trial release. His bill—H.R. 4833, the Bail Fairness Act of 2018—would require states to provide non-monetary release for all arrestees charged with a non-violent misdemeanor with no…

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:03AM

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Supreme Court Deliberates

In what may be its biggest decision since Bush v Gore, for all intents and purposes, handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating Gill v. Whitford, deciding the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative district lines drawn by the Republican majority in 2010…

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 @ 8:58AM

Macro Social Work Marches On

Two social work events of note will take place in the coming weeks. On Thursday, September 28th, the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will host its 5th Annual Macro Social Work Conference at the Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD…

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 @ 8:54AM

Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice

The Republican-led Congress is back in session determined to earn their abysmal approval rating. The most recent Gallup Poll has it at 16 percent. Having failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the “skinny bill,” congressional Republicans and their wealthy puppet masters—led by the narcissist in chief…

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