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NASW-Illinois Chapter Releases 2017 Legislative Session Scorecard

The National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter, is pleased to present its 2017 Legislative Session Scorecard. The NASW-Illinois Chapter advocates for over 20,000 social workers (6,000 of which are active members) working in the state of Illinois who practice in the social work profession.

The following legislators were placed in the NASW-Illinois Chapter Spirit of Jane Addams Group. This was a distinction awarded to members of the Illinois Legislature who voted 100% with the NASW-Illinois Chapter.  The complete scorecard can be found by clicking [here].

  • Sen. Cristina Castro
  • Rep. Kelly Cassidy
  • Rep. Deb Conroy
  • Rep. Fred Crespo
  • Rep. Mary Flowers
  • Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  • Rep. LaToya Greenwood\
  • Rep. Rob Martwick
  • Rep. Al Riley
  • Rep. Juliana Stratton
  • Rep. Litesa Wallace

The NASW-Illinois Chapter Legislative Scorecard is a source for Illinois social workers to learn how their legislators voted on key issues that impacted the social work profession and their clients. The NASW-Illinois Chapter releases its scorecard at the end of each year to ensure that members know their legislator's records on key economic and social work–related public policy issues, and to also recognize lawmakers who understand the importance of a strong and funded social service industry.

As you can see, the 2017 NASW-Illinois Chapter Legislative Scorecard shows numerous perfect scores and reflects the success that the NASW-Illinois Chapter and its members received in persuading lawmakers to vote in the interests of the social work profession and our clients. However, budget constraints and current legislation being presented will require continued diligence and participation from the social work profession. For more information and to add your name to the NASW-Illinois Chapter Action Alert e-mail system go to: http://cqrcengage.com/socialworkersil

Posted on 03/02/18 at 12:03 PM


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