Legislative/Political Action Issues

Voter ID LawWisconsin Capital Building

Voter ID Law Resources for Students


Legislative Updates

Bills Passed in the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Legislative Session that Impact Social Work Practice

NASW Position on State Assembly Bills 2015/2016 Session

NASW Position on Bills Introduced During the 2015 Legislative Session


Position papers and testimony from 2015 Legislative session 

NASW WI Position Statement on Ending 48 Hour Waiting Period for Purchasing Guns

NASW WI Testimony Before the Assembly Committee on Mental Health Reform – March 2015

NASW WI Testimony at Press Conference in Support of Higher Education Lower Debt Bill – May 2015

NASW WI Testimony on the Pet Protection Bill

NASW WI Testimony to Assembly Committee on Family Law Regarding Clinical Social Work Definition


Position papers from 2013-2014 Legislative session and Departmental and Regulator Advocacy 

  1. NASW WI Testimony in support of 2013 Senate Bill 376 Student Debt load
  2. Child Victims Act Talking Points 2013
    1. Co-Sponsorship of LRB 2247 and 2351, the “Child Victims Act” relating to the statute of limitations for sexual assault of a child.
  3. Second Chance Legislation Testimony on October 31, 2013
  4. Social work safety bill statements
    1. NASW WI Board Member Raelene Freitag
    2. NASW WI Fact Sheet on need for Social Work Safety Bill
  5. Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
    1. Op-ed article submitted to the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel
    2. Letter to BMCW Director Arlene Happach
    3. Letter to DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson