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Monday, October 1st, 2018 @ 8:36AM

Voting Matters!

The social work Twitter community was abuzz Thursday night with a spirited Twitter chat highlighting the social work Voter Engagement campaign that is underway. These Twitter conversations are regular events hosted by #MacroSW.org out of the State University of New York at Buffalo where Twitter maven Nancy J. Smyth is…

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Monday, August 13th, 2018 @ 8:29AM

Ronald V. Dellums: A Social Worker to the End

I was on the Hill with the first cohort of DSW students from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California when I first learned of the passing of former Congressman Ronald V. Dellums. These doctoral students were completing requirements to develop an innovative response…

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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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