Social Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYS), the New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA), and the New York State Deans of Schools of Social Work is hosting the annual Social Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) at the Capitol in Albany, NY on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

LEAD is a legislative event that brings hundreds of social work students and professionals to the NYS Capitol. The goal of this event is to further social workers’ knowledge about policy issues in substantive areas of social work practice, teach participants about legislative advocacy, and provide an opportunity for social workers to lobby on behalf of specific legislation.

The two issues they will be advocating for this year are:

– New York State Dream Act
– Social Work Investment Initiative (#investinsocialwork)

What to Expect

LEAD is open to both social work students and professionals. Attendees will visit their legislators throughout the day via legislative appointments or blanket canvassing to advocate for our issues. Attendees may also opt to serve as group leaders, responsible for leading the assigned meetings with legislators. Information, updates, and resources pertaining to 2019 LEAD will be emailed DIRECTLY to your email address. As such, please ensure your email address is correctly filled out when registering.

Click here to register for 2019 LEAD on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Deadline to register is Friday, February 22, 2019.

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