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Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW AZ PACE)
NASW AZ Chapter Public Policy Committee
SW Legislative Handbook 


Social Justice, a Core Value of the Social Work Profession

Ethical Principle: Social workers challenge social injustice. 

Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers’ social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people. 



Your voice for advocacy in Arizona

You can be actively involved in the state legislative process by checking back to this site frequently. We will post weekly updates of legislation being considered by our state legislature.

Every year we identify legislative issues to track and report to our members. Our Legislative agenda includes monitoring legislation regarding: 

  • State and federal funding for Health and Human Service Programs
  • Removal of the automatic freeze on KidsCare
  • Child Welfare System Reform including implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act and integration of physical and behavioral health care at CMDP
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment, including syringe access programs
  • Addressing caseloads for school social workers including use of the term “social worker” for those without social work degrees
  • Gun violence and school safety
  • Support for social justice issues
  •  Regulation and de-regulation of the social work professional

We hold bimonthly policy conference calls with our members. 

Below find the next scheduled policy conference calls thru April 2019: 


   Jan 22, 2019 5:30 PM
    Feb 12, 2019 5:30 PM

    Feb 26, 2019 5:30 PM

    Mar 12, 2019 5:30 PM

    Mar 26, 2019 5:30 PM

    Apr 09, 2019 5:30 PM

    Apr 23, 2019 5:30 PM


You will be able to register to participate in these calls. 


LOLA reports will be available weekly.


Links to register for bi-monthly policy conference calls and weekly LOLA reports will be provided shortly.  















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