Voting is Social Work

January 9, 2018

Social workers understand that voting is an important indicator of community health and well-being and include voter engagement as part of their professional practice.

 

The goal of the Voter Empowerment Campaign is for all social workers to include nonpartisan voter registration, education and outreach as part of their professional responsibilities and practice, regardless of setting.

 

The Campaign urges faculty and schools of social work to include voter education in their curriculum and to give students the opportunity to gain skills and confidence by applying the concepts at their field placements.  The Campaign hopes that students will influence their supervisors and organizations to expand activities that promote voting among their workers and clients.

 

Vist http://votingissocialwork.org/ for more information and resources for social work faculty and students.

 

 

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