2017 NASW WI Advocacy/Lobby Day

NASW WI’s 2017 Advocacy Day was a spectacular success!

Jonathan Brostoff and attendees

Selfie by Jonathan Brostoff

Compared to a previous high of 383 attendees, 510 social work students and practitioners attended our 2017 Advocacy Day!  State Representative Jonathan Brostoff presented a wonderful keynote address that discussed the need for social workers to be leaders.  Following the morning training and working lunches, the 510 attendees participated in legislative meetings.  Advocacy day participants were able to identify many legislators interested in supporting our priority legislation. Overall NASW WI 2017 Advocacy Day  was a very empowering experience for the social work students and practitioners.

 

 

NASW WI Interns: Lindsey, Margo, Tina and Sara.

NASW WI Interns: Lindsey, Margo, Tina and Sara.

NASW WI would like to express appreciation to Margo Kneiert, our MSW intern from George Williams College who coordinated all aspects of our Lobby Day as well as interns Sara Geszvain from Mt. Mary College, Tina Dary from George Williams College and Lindsey Petasek from UW Green Bay, all of whom also provided tremendous assistance and advice in the planning and implementation of Lobby Day 2017.

 

 

Photos by Abigail Geszvain.

 
Wisconsin State Capitol

Heading to the Capitol for legislative appointments.

State Representative Jonathan Brostoff

State Representative Jonathan Brostoff

Jon Peacock, WI Council on Children and Families, speaks on the State Budget

Working lunch with colleagues, preparing for the legislative meetings.

Working lunch with colleagues, preparing for legislative meetings.

Marc Herstand speaking on the Child Victims Act

Marc Herstand speaking on the Child Victims Act