NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

GET READY for 2017 SOCIAL WORK ADVOCACY DAY!!!! 

              ............. SOCIAL WORK ADVOCACY DAY at the MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL!!!

                    ...............WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

                           ................8:30 AM - 2:00 PM  1ST FLOOR ROTUNDA   (SET UP 7:30 AM)
                                                      PRESS CONFERENCE 2ND FLOOR 11:30 AM - 12:00 NOON

                                  ...............ALL SCHOOLS OF SOCIAL WORK INVITED TO DISPLAY!!!

                 


NASW, MS CHAPTER  2017 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Adopted

Adopted by NASW MS  Board of Directors October 1, 2016


1. Maintain Social Work Licensure with current language in the law

2. Oppose combining MS Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists with other Boards

3. Support Medicaid Expansion

4. Support a change in the current flag of Mississippi

5. Support an increase in tax on higher income (over $250,000) or luxury goods (boats, cars, etc) to generate additional income

6. Support providing adequate funding for public education (K-12, Community Colleges & Universities) 


Symbols are a powerful presence in human experience, among all people, in all places around the world, in all walks of life, since the beginning of humankind.  Symbols represent meaning in our lives.  By continuing to sanction public display of the Confederate flag within Mississippi's flag, a known symbol of hate and oppression, we continue to deny the historical pattern of discrimination and oppression, and the brutal and unequal treatment of Mississippi's black citizens.  History must be preserved, and in the context that is correct -- a past chapter in Mississippi's history.  To move forward, we must address racism that continues to exist in areas of education, employment, housing, health, mental health, social services, and political activity.  NASW, MS Chapter supports an inclusive society and believes that now is time for a new flag to become part of the solution. 



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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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