Legislative/Political Action Issues

Current Issues

  • VOTER ID BILL
    NASW WI opposes the proposed Voter ID bill, Senate Bill 6.  For a copy of our position statement, click Voter Identification Bill 2011 Senate Bill 6 NASW WI Position statement.  For a copy of the alert to social work students click Voter ID alert to social work students
  • CONCEAL CARRY LEGISLATION
    NASW WI and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Education Effort (WAVE) have recently formed a statewide coalition to oppose and/or obtain training and exemptions to expected legislation that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry a concealed weapon.  If you would like to help efforts to oppose conceal carry legislation, or if you would like to see an exemption so that a concealed weapon cannot be taken into your agency, please contact either Marc Herstand at the NASW WI office at marcherstand@naswwi.org or by phone at 608-257-6334 or contact Heidi Rose or Jeri Bonavia at WAVE in Milwaukee at (414) 351-9283 or wave@WaveEdFund.org

Action Items

  • Take Action and Help Our Profession! - 11/09/2012

      “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”.  John Fitzgerald Kennedy   This famous quote made 50 years ago by President Kennedy inspired idealistic young American to join the Peace Corps, VISTA ...

  • RESPOND TO THE NASW WI SURVEY ON CLINICAL REIMBURSEMENT - 08/07/2012

    NASW WI recently sent an email to all its members asking them to respond to a survey regarding the insurance companies that reimburse them.  If you are a clinical social worker and have not yet responded to this survey, please do so now!  We are doin...

  • Fight Back Against Efforts to Undermine Mental Health Parity or Reduce Your Reimbursement! - 03/16/2012

    If you are aware of any insurance company that is using the Mental Health Parity law to jack up copays for clients, let us know!  In addition please let us know if an insurance company has attempted to reduce your reimbursement rates.   NASW WI rece...

  • Support the Child Victim's Act! - 11/23/2011

      Ask your State Senator and State Representative to sign on as a sponsor to the Child Victim’s Act.  This legislation, introduced by State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and State Representative Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) would protec...

  • OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES! - 08/17/2011

    NASW WI urges you to contact Joint Finance Committee members and ask them to vote no on the Department of Health Services’ proposed changes to Medicaid.  These changes will make it much more difficult for many low income individuals and families to ...

  • Support the recall elections! - 07/08/2011

    Are you concerned about the drastic cuts in public education, transportation, health care for the poor, and other programs for the poor and middle class in the recently passed state budget?  Are you concerned about one party rule in Madison?  Are you...

  • Fight the Conceal Carry Legislation! - 05/17/2011

    Please contact your State Senator and State Representative and ask them to vote no on the conceal carry legislation, Assembly Bill 126 and Senate bills 90 and 93.  These bills are expected to come up for a vote in the State Assembly and State Senate i...

  • FIGHT BILLS UNDERMINING MENTAL HEALTH PARITY! - 04/22/2011

      Please contact your State Senator and State Representative and ask them not to sign on to two bills (LRB 1529 and LRB 0373) that would undermine insurance coverage of mental health parity, autism spectrum disorder, contraception, cochlear implant...

  • LOBBY DAY: APRIL 13, 2011 - 03/18/2011

    Come to NASW WI’s 2011 lobby day and fight the draconian cuts in the 2011-2013 state budget! Lobby day takes place on April 13, 2011 at the Madison Masonic Center and the State Capitol.  You can register online on this website (click advocacy on the...

  • Oppose Budget Repair bill! - 02/16/2011

    NASW WI’s Legislative Social Policy Committee urges you to call your State Senator and State Representative immediately and ask them to vote no on Governor Walker’s Budget repair bill.  A vote is expected on this bill as early as Thursday.  To fi...