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Political Action For Candidate Election Committee - PACE

Co-Chairs: Joan Serrano Laufer & Alicia Fry
Field Organizer: Stella Padnos-Shea, LMSW
Meets the second Wednesday of every month.

NASW-NYC PACE is the independent political arm of the Chapter. PACE identifies qualified candidates running for local and state offices and garners support for them among the Chapter membership. PACE endorses candidates who espouse social work values and who work to promote both professional goals, such as loan forgiveness and licensing, and client centered goals such as mental health parity and repeal of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Through funding from a small voluntary portion of annual membership dues, NASW-NYC PACE is able to contribute to candidates. NASW-NYC PACE also mobilizes social workers to participate in political campaigns through the use of social work skills including planning, organizing, motivating, and working within systems. The Committee’s mission includes educating and involving social workers in the political process. NASW-NYC PACE generally meets at the Chapter office from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. E-mail for more information.



To be considered for Endorsement we would like Candidates to submit a completed PACE Questionnaire. Email us if you'd like a copy to share with your elected official! 




For PACE's 2016 Endorsements please CLICK HERE




PACE's 2016 Scholarship Winners


Miriam Dinerman Scholarship
Anne Elizabeth Walden-Newman
Columbia University School of Social Work


David Roth Scholarship

Lauren Mifsud

NYU Silver School of Social Work


Awards were presented at the 2016 NASW-NYC Annual Meeting




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