NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER


                                                                               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 AFFORABLE CARE ACT.  NASW SUPPORTS THE RIGHTS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND HIGH QUALITY HEALTHCARE..


                      PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!   PLAN TO PARTICIPATE!!!

  SOCIAL WORK ADVOCACY DAY AT THE CAPITOL (AND WHEREVER YOU ARE!)

                            THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015!!!  


The Mississippi Legislature convenes at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Keep up with bill status throughout the

session by going to http://legislature.ms.gov .

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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://www.legislature.ms.gov.

Another link that provides legislative information on a state and national level is:  www.statepolicy.org

Find out who your personal Representative and Senator are by clicking on www.vote-smart.org and use your zip code To find out where to go vote visit www.vote411.org .

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