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Political Action For Candidate Election Committee - PACE

Chair: Brian Romero
Field Organizer: Ilene Richman, MSW
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! 



Currently, the New York State budget is being negotiated between both the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate. As part of our social work investment initiative and our commitment to racial equity, WE MUST encourage Senator Jessica Ramos, chair of the Labor Committee to include $500,000 in the budget to provide ESL test prep for social workers who are failing the exam. Please call now!! It takes 2 minutes.


Call: 718-205-3881


"Hello, my name is ______ I am a member of the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, which represents over 6,000 social workers in the city. NASW-NYC and other stakeholders have identified that individuals with English as a Second Language face challenges in taking the social work licensure exam. We think a curriculum that teaches individuals whose primary language is not English how to take the exam is crucial for a social work force that is culturally competent. The two New York chapters of NASW have the infrastructure and expertise to develop and administer such a curriculum but, unfortunately do not have the resources to develop or distribute the curriculum. I am asking that Senator Ramos include the initiative as part of her negotiations at the conference Labor table. We believe this is an equity issue. Thank you so much."

Letter in support of ESL Test Prep Funding from NASW-NYS and NYC

(click here)



PACE General Election Endorsements

Here is a complete list of NASW NYC PACE endorsed candidates for the 2018 election. You'll also find links to sites where you can check your registration status and locate your polling place. Don't forget to VOTE on Tuesday, November 6th!



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