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November Chapter Update

Call for Chapter Leadership!


Do you know a social worker who should help lead NASW-WA's work?


Apply or nominate someone today! Chapter Board positions are open for nomination, and we need to hear from YOU who should lead our Chapter and represent Washington's social workers. Our Chapter Board determines WA Chapter programming, develops local and state-wide initiatives, and informs the overall direction of the Chapter. Our Board of Directors bring dedication, experience, and determination to make our Association better for ALL social workers.⁠ The following Board positions are available for our upcoming election this spring:


  • Chapter President-Elect - 3 year term (1 as President-Elect, 2 as President)

  • First Vice President – 2 year term

  • Board Secretary - 2 year term

  • Eastern Washington Geographical Region Rep. – 2 year term 

  • Western Washington Geographical Region Rep. – 2 year term 

  • MSW Student Representative – 1 year term

  • BSW Student Representative – 1 year term 


Click here to find out more about the positions and to nominate someone or apply today! The deadline for nomination is extended to January 31st, 2022.

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Now accepting Award Nominations for Social Work Month 2022!


Each March, NASW-WA honors the accomplishments of social workers and community members during our Social Work Month Celebration.


Do you know someone who should be recognized? Nominations are open for our 2022 Awards! Read the award descriptions and more online here.

Once you are ready to nominate, click the "Award Nomination Form" button to submit a nomination! Please submit your nomination by January 31, 2022.

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NASW Legislative Alerts


NASW regularly sends out legislative alerts to membership. Click the links below to take action on the following issues important to the social work profession!


Urge Your U.S. Senators to Pass S.4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act


Urge Your U.S. Senators to Protect Voting Rights: Ensuring access to the ballot is a key NASW social justice priority. This is why we support the Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747).


Urge Your U.S. Senators to Ensure Meaningful Police Reform that Includes Mental Health Response Funding 


Tell Congress to Increase Social Work Reimbursement Rates and Access to Social Work Services: The Improving Access to Mental Health Act (S. 870/H.R. 2035)

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CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Are you interested in presenting a workshop for NASW-WA? We have an open call for presenters (live, virtual, or recorded). Click here for more information about what we're looking for:

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Save the Date: 2022 NASW-WA Policy Conference

NASW Washington State Chapter includes our Legislative Action Committee (LAC). The LAC sets legislative priorities and assists the Chapter in carrying out legislative goals. Each year, the LAC hosts the NASW-WA Policy Conference.

In 2022, the Chapter will host the NASW-WA Policy Conference on a virtual platform. The virtual program will feature speakers from the Legislature and policy professionals, NASW-WA's policy agenda, and activities to increase knowledge about the legislative process. Save the Date for February 21, 2022. Registration will open later this year!

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