Your source for the social work profession in North Carolina.
Monday, May 2, 2016
By Kay Castillo, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
Legislators are back in town! The first week back was marked by protests for and against House Bill 2 as legislators mostly spent the week filing budget related bills, discussing the Governor’s budget, and caucusing with their respective parties. Since this is a short session, legislators will mostly work on bills that passed the House or Senate chamber last session (bills that met crossover) and work on budget related items.
Bills filed this week
Governor’s Proposed Budget
Last week, legislators got to preview the Governor’s proposed budget. Here are highlights as it relates to the social work profession:
Upcoming Advocacy Days
NASW-NC works on behalf of the social work profession on a variety of issues. It is a member benefit provided by NASW-NC to have a registered lobbyist advancing and supporting the profession of social work in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chapter works with National NASW on Federal issues such as reimbursement rates, immigration, student loans, and more. Your membership dues help support our advocacy efforts everyday on the state and federal levels. Thank YOU for being a member and staying engaged in supporting the social work profession.
We need you. If you are a social worker and not a member of your professional association we ask that you to join to support the advocacy efforts on behalf of your profession. Click here to join today!