Getting involved with campaigns
NASW-NC wants to encourage our members to not only get out and vote this election season but also to help out candidates you support! NASW-NC has a list of candidates endorsed by our Political Action for Candidate Election Committee (PACE). Check out this list to see if we’ve endorsed candidates in your area. A great way to show support for these endorsed candidates is to help with their campaigns!
Why Get Involved?
- The Social Work profession’s Code of Ethics urges social and political action.
- Getting involved helps members support issues that they are passionate about in the election.
- “It is easier to spend a few months and some money electing the right people, than to spend years and a lot of money trying to get the wrong people to do the right things.” –Debbie Stabenow, MSW
- Getting involved in a campaign helps the candidate gain a better understanding of the social work field.
- Candidates are aware of the people and organizations that helped elect them and can be resources in the future to provide a helping hand when called upon.
How to Get Involved
- Call the local offices of the individuals you choose to support—volunteers are always needed.
- Volunteering your time is the most valuable thing you can give to a campaign and to a candidate.
- Spread the word.
- Get friends involved too.
- Write to your newspaper or post on social media sites about who you feel is the best candidate and why. When you know who your favorite candidates are, educate others.
- Making campaign donations funds voter education to help support “smart vote.”
- Urge people to vote on Election Day.
- Take a friend to vote with you.
- Hand out candidate fliers at polling places.
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