This year's 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day presenters have been announced

Get Ready for 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day !

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2021 Advocacy Day Factsheets

Advocacy Alerts -


Main Session: 9:00am–11:00am
Current legislative bills will be discussed. Check back with our Advocacy Day page as factsheets about the bills are added throughout the week.

Subject Breakouts: 11:00am–12:00pm


  • LGBTQIA+ Issues

  • Law Enforcement Response Alternatives

  • Environmental Issues

  • Reproductive Health, Sexual Education

Virtual Lobbying: Afternoon
Once the subject breakout sessions are over, you'll be receiving via e-mail a list of current action alerts that need your voice added. Please complete and submit these action alerts to help add strength to the bills that were discussed earlier in the day.

Additionally, we ask that all participants contact their legislators at their in-district offices as well to speak on the issues discussed during the day. Further information about how to speak with legislators will be discussed during the day's main session.

2021 Virtual Advocacy Day
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Day's Schedule:
  • Educational Program: 9:00am–12:00pm

  • Virtual lobbying to follow in afternoon

Registration Cost:
  • No CEUs: FREE

  • 3 CEUs, Nonmember: $45.00

  • 3 CEUs, NASW Member: $15.00

Virtual Conferencing Platform: Zoom

Join us for a day of advocacy with other social work professionals and students as we virtually descend upon the state capital in Springfield! The day will include a morning educational session on emerging issues and updates on up-to-the-minute legislation currently up for vote in the Capitol. Unite your voices with hundreds of other social work colleagues on issues that affect the social work profession in Illinois by taking part in in this virtual day of advocacy.


Advocacy Day is a ZERO PROFIT event for the NASW-Illinois Chapter. All fees cover a portion of supply costs. Please note we will not be hosting a coffee and continental breakfast.