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Friday, June 22nd, 2018 @ 6:48AM

Who Will Save the Children?

We witnessed an unprecedented display of callous disregard for the welfare of children by Donald J. Trump who is willing to psychologically damage thousands of children to get his xenophobic policies enacted in Congress. The trauma these children are experiencing after literally being ripped from the arms of mothers and…

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8:42AM

Run Allison Run!

Allison Berkowitz has championed many causes and now social workers and others can support her efforts to win a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing the state’s 7th District. You can learn about her on her campaign website and donate to her campaign on her fundraising website. Allison…

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

Parkland

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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