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