2023 Virtual Social Work Advocacy Day
Monday, March 27, 2023
Join the NASW-Illinois Chapter for our annual day of advocacy education with other social work professionals and students! Learn about current emerging issues in the state of Illinois as well as up-to-the-minute legislation currently up for a vote in the Capital. Unite your voices with hundreds of other social work colleagues on issues that affect the social work profession! Check back on our Advocacy Day page as presenters, factsheets, and action alerts, are posted.
The day's schedule will include educational programming with breakout sessions on topics related to current bills up for a vote this legislative session. Following the educational portion of the day, there will be action steps for attendees to take to make their voices heard. For those attendees who wish to also set up on-site lobbying with their local legislators, we are encouraging attendees to do so on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. NASW-Illinois will provide updated information prior to the data and can assist groups with setting up legislative meetings. Contact NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Intern Sydney Moreland (smoreland dot naswil at socialworkers dot org) for more details about in-person legislative meetings. There will not be an educational portion of the day on April 26th.
NOTE: For those seeking group registration, please have your students individually use our registration form. We can work with school liaisons to pull lists of registrants by the school. As the educational portion is online there is no cost to attend if you are not seeking CEUs.
10:00am–1:00pm Education Sessions
• No CEUs: FREE
• 3 CEUs, Nonmember: $45.00
• 3 CEUs, NASW Member: $15.00
Find Your Elected Official
To find out who your local elected officials are, click here. Scroll down and type in your complete address. The system should identify your address, then click "Confirm Address." Scroll down to find your state senator and state representative to get their office address, phone number, and e-mail.
All factsheets pertaining to Advocacy Day will be uploaded to our Advocacy Day Dropbox folder closer to the day of the event as bills coming up for vote in Springfield will change in the coming months.
To sign up for NASW-Illinois Chapter Advocacy Alerts, go to: https://www.naswil.org/advocacy-alerts