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NASW-NYC's Social Justice Bulletin Board
for Political and Social Action

Check back often to see the most up-to-date information on how YOU can get involved in various social action causes throughout NYC!
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September 2013: NASW-NYC Social Justice Advocacy Update


National Association of Social Workers' Links:

NASW-NYC PACE- The Chapter's Political Arm
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.

National NASW
Learn about NASW’s key issues and about NASW's positions on these issues.

NASW-NYS Political Posts
The NYS Chapter of NASW offers weekly political posts, keeping you abreast of legislation impacting NYS. 


NASW-NYC Post-Hurricane Sandy Message to Members (November 2012)



 Links to Other Organizations:

1. Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.


2. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - NYC

The ACLU is the nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.


3. Anti-Racist Alliance (ARA)

ARA is a movement for racial equity. They are an organizing collective of human service practitioners and educators whose vision is to bring a clear and deliberate anti-racist structural power analysis to social service education and practice.


4. Campaign for Children

The Campaign for Children is a partnership of The Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care and the NYC Youth Alliance. They are working to fully fund child care and after-school programs.


5. Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY)

CIDNY is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 that is a part of the Independent Living Centers movement -- a national network of grassroots and community-based organizations that enhance opportunities for all people with disabilities to direct their own lives.


6. Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. (CSCS)

CSCS has a broad vision as it relates to advocacy. Beyond tactics, its advocacy is committed to the big picture of ensuring long term care services in the neighborhood for seniors and their family caregivers that will allow seniors to remain in the community. Fundamental to CSCS's advocacy strategy is an understanding of the political, budgetary and economic climate of city and state governments.

CSCS represents seniors and the aging services network when policy decisions are being made and coordinates and mobilizes action when those decisions impact older citizens.


7. Human Services Council of NYC (HSC) & the Who Cares? I do! campaign.

HSC is the voice of the human services community representing thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York and advocating for the needs of the human services sector as a whole. They provide updates on the NYS, NYC budget and funding of human services in New York. NASW-NYC is a member of HSC.

Who Cares? I do! is a grassroots campaign supported by individuals, organizations, businesses, policy makers, philanthropists, and many others who recognize how critical human services are to New York and all its communities


8. Hunger Action Network of New York State 

A statewide anti-hunger coalition that combines grassroots organizing at the local level with state level research, education and advocacy to address the root causes of hunger, including poverty.


9. Mad in America

The site serves as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. They aim to provide readers with news, stories of recovery, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise. The bloggers on this site include social workers, social activists, and other professionals in the mental health field.


10. Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign

A citywide multi-constituency health care justice coalition. They were founded during the health care reform debate of the early 1990’s, and have continued to bring together community groups, labor unions, professional associations, and faith communities to fight for universal health care, and work on other health care justice issues central to that goal.


11. NARAL Pro-Choice NY

NARAL Pro-Choice New York has been in existence for over 30 years and has established vital connections working with legislators, health care and advocacy groups, and women’s  organizations, providing the organization with the influence and tools necessary to do effective educational and lobbying work, particularly around reproductive rights and contraceptive coverage.


12. National Jobs for All Coalition

The coalition is dedicated to the propositions that meaningful employment is a precondition for a fulfilling life and that every person capable of working should have the right to a job.


13. New York Immigration Coalition

An umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC is a leading advocate for immigrant communities on the local, state, and national levels, serving one of the largest and most diverse newcomer populations in the United States.


14. Planned Parenthood of New York City's Action Network

PPNYC's mission is to empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives. They provide information and health care, and promote public policies that make those services available to all.


15. Rekindling Reform

A non-profit joint project of 72 organizations in New York. Their mission is to encourage debate and discussion on how our country can best provide affordable health care for all. 


16. RISE

A grassroots collective of social workers and activists in NYC working together to create spaces where progressive and radical ideas can be shared to build knowledge, skills and community.


17. United Neighborhood Houses (UNH)

UNH advocates for public policies that provide essential services for children, youth, immigrants and older adults in New York City's communities. UNH does this by documenting and drawing attention to the critical role of these services in keeping communities strong.

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