NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

Thanks to everyone who supported social work friendly bills in the 2015 Legislative session.  Remember to support those legislators who support social work values by getting out to vote for them in the November elections!

Watch this space for MS PACE endorsements....send your comments and ideas for statewide candidate endorsements to naswms@bellsouth.net with "MS Candidates" in the subject line by

July 15, 2015!



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2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Adopted by NASW MS  Board of Directors August 23, 2014 

1. MAINTAIN SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE WITH CURRENT LANGUAGE IN THE LAW.  

2. OPPOSE COMBINING THE MS BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS WITH OTHER BOARDS.   

3. SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL  WORKER CREDENTIALING AS WELL AS AN INCREASE IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS.

4. SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION AS ALLOWED FOR IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.  NASW SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE..



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Below are Links to Other Social Concern Websites...

 

http://mhap.org/index.php - Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

 

http://splcenter.org/ - Southern Poverty Law Center

 


You can access up to the minute information on all legislative activity as well as find out

 how to contact your Senators, Representatives and other elected officials by going to

 the Mississippi Legislative website:   http://legislature.ms.gov.


Find out who your personal Representative and Senator are by clicking on

http://openstates.org and use your address To find out where to go vote visit

www.vote411.org.


Another link that provides legislative information on a state and national level

 is:  www.statepolicy.org



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