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Legislative Lobby Days
Where: Woodlake Hotel Sacramento and State Capital
When: Sunday & Monday, April 21-22, 2013
Contact: Margaux McFetridge, Legislative Assistant, email@example.com or 800-538-2565, ext. 14
LEARN about legislation that affects social workers and their clients.
MEET Legislators and other important political contacts in Sacramento.
NETWORK with social workers and "stand up for others" on important social policy issues!
About Lobby Days
Legislative Lobby Days is a two-day event to help educate students and professionals alike about important legislation affecting clients and the social work profession and advocate those issues at the State Capitol. Lobby Days is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get the "hands-on" lobbying experience of talking to state Legislators about important issues.
Many decisions affecting what you do as a social worker, as well as the clients you serve, are made by the Legislature. Voicing your opinion countsespecially when your voice is added with those of other social workers. Lobby Days will give you the opportunity to meet hundreds of social work students from across the state who are as equally inspired and empowered as you to advocate for change at a policy level.
There is just no other social work event of its kind!
What is a Legislative Appointment?
A legislative appointment is a meeting in a Legislators office where you and your fellow social workers, as National Association of Social Workers Advocates, can educate and lobby Legislators on key issues affecting social work professionals and our clients. You will be representing the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on specific issues of great importance to NASW-CA. For example, attendees in previous years have advocated against budget cuts to SSI, IHSS, and CalWORKs, as well as on behalf of legislation calling for more funding for Child Welfare workers and Universal Healthcare. Lobbying topics will be announced in February and are determined by the NASW-CA Legislative Committee and the NASW-CA Board of Directors.Register Now