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Legislative Agenda & Legislative Advocacy Committee

The NASW-MA Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) serves as the backbone and the advisory board to all our legislative work. The Committee is open to any interested NASW member – you don’t need political experience or expertise, you’ll learn!

LAC’s first job is to choose policies and bills every two years to focus on in the legislative session. This forms the Legislative Agenda for the Chapter. LAC members follow bills, come to the State House for hearings and lobby meetings when they can, and often stay in contact with their legislators to make sure our bills don’t fall through any cracks.

LAC’s second job is to advise and help with Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) held each spring around Social Work Month. Nearly 800 social work students and professionals descend on the State House for LEAD – the largest lobby day on Beacon Hill.

JOIN US! All NASW members are welcome to join the Legislative Advocacy Committee. Please contact the chapter office at chapter.naswma@socialworkers.org or (617) 227-9635.

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Legislative Alert Network

An ongoing project of the Legislative Advocacy Committee has been to maintain a Legislative Alert Network email list. Members of this networks agree to establish a relationship with their legislators and to contact them about human service issues on an ongoing basis. NASW-MA's Legislative Alert Network are timely emails that provide details on pending legislation, and contact information for relevant legislators, and sample language for your convenience when calling, emailing, or visiting your senator or representative. 

To receive Legislative Alert Network emails, please send your name, email address, and the names of your state senator and representative to: shansen.naswma@socialworkers.org. (Identify your legislators: www.wheredoivotema.com.)

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