The University of Maryland School of Social Work is proud to join The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Social Work Helper Magazine, and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) in a voter registration campaign from Rock the Vote.
Social workers have long played a key role in ensuring all Americans have the right to vote. Social workers supported the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And NASW continues to push Congress to restore voting rights protections that were gutted by a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
NASW, Social Work Helper Magazine, and AASWSW are launching an online and on-the-ground voter registration campaign (#SWRocktheVote) across the nation. We ask that each social worker and social work student get involved by registering five people to vote by September 30.
Here are ways you can register people to vote:
- Social Work Helper App: www.socialworkhelper.com/download-social-work-helper-app/
- Rock the Vote Partner Web Link: register2.rockthevote.com/registrants/map/?partner=35095
- Mail in Registration Form*: swhelper-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/National-Mail-In-Voter-Registration-Form.pdf
*Twenty two states impose penalties if mail-in forms are not turned in within 48 hours after they are collected.
The sheet is available at:
We look forward to seeing your photos and stories on the UMB SSW Facebook pages and we encourage all members of our community--students, faculty, staff and alumni--to participate in this important action.