Members of the Southeast Branch along with Executive Director Marc Herstand and former Presidents Brenda Ward and Joanne Barndt joined together on on a beautiful June 25th morning to canvass for State Representative Sandy Paasch. Sandy has promoted all NASW-WI efforts in the past few years especially taking the lead in getting the Mental Health parity bill passed in 2009. Those of us who are fortunate to live in her districts were beyond happy to campaign for a woman whose values and outspokenness echo those of our organization and the profession. As a psychiatric nurse, Sandy Paasch understands the concerns of many of our clients and members. We were a proud, motivated bunch, making out way into neighborhoods, talking with hundreds of people and respectfully maintaining that this is what democracy looks like!