NASW Statement in Response to the Baltimore Uprising
NASW May 4,2015
The Need to Unite the Social Work Profession in Addressing the Tragedies Occurring Throughout the Country
The leadership of the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter, including its Committee on Race, Diversity and Intersectionality, its Committee of Social Workers Against Criminalization, and its Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent stand in solidarity with the people of Baltimore and protesters nationally who are demanding structural change within the culture of policing.
We believe it was important that charges were brought against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, especially at a time when it has been nearly impossible to prosecute the police for violent actions leading to the death of members of the Black community.
With Congress controlled by Republicans who oppose much of his environmental agenda, Obama is also expected to discuss the executive actions he has taken, including efforts to restrict carbon pollution and to promote wind and solar power.
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NASW Statement on Confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. Attorney General
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauds the Senate for ending a six-month stalemate and confirming Loretta Lynch to be our next U.S. Attorney General.
Though she was forced to wait five months for a 56-43 confirmation vote by the full Senate this is an occasion to celebrate. NASW is confident Attorney General Lynch will be as successful in this high office as she was in her previous position as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The first African American woman to serve as attorney general, Lynch is one of the most qualified persons to ever become our nation’s top law enforcement officer. Lynch’s record of accomplishment and her character have been widely praised by civil rights and law enforcement officials as well as Republican and Democrat members of Congress.
But the House rejected the governor’s proposal. Instead, lawmakers have proposed scaled down versions of the package. First the funding proposal was $52 million, then it was bargained down to $22 million.
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Upcoming NASW- VT Trainings
“Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency” (MIA:STEP)
with Bob Jope, LMHC
Thursday and Friday, May 28-29th, 2015
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier VT
Early bird rate EXTENDED until 5/22: $135 (member), $165 (non-member).
After May 22th rate increase $30. Student rates available.