Published on :
September 22, 2020
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign will co-host a free Web event, Election 2020 Countdown: Social Workers Can Get Out the Vote, on September 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm (ET).
The Web event will feature leaders from CSWE, social work programs, voting rights activists, and leaders from the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign who have launched the Voting Is Social Work campaign. Programs will highlight their activities that help drive voter engagement, and speakers will highlight free resources that make it easy for students and faculty members to organize voter registration programs.
Why should anyone from a social work program attend this event?
- Voting is a human right, but not everyone can or knows how to access that right.
- Voting can improve the political power of clients and communities.
- Voting determines who sets policies regarding racial, social, and economic justice at the city, state, and federal levels.
"Think about all of the people we can drive to the polls from our classrooms, campuses, field placements, and broader communities. Our students, deans, directors, faculty, and administrators have an incredible opportunity to ensure that everyone in America is registered to vote in this year's election," said CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW.
Guest Speakers (alphabetical)
- Mimi Abramovitz, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY
- Barbara R. Arnwine, Co-Chair of the National Commission for Voter Justice
- Darla Spence Coffey, CSWE President & CEO
- Cindy Dubuque-Gallo, Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
- Katharine Hill, School of Social Work, Morrison Family College of Health, University of St. Thomas
- Beth Lewis, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College
- Gena McClendon, Voter Access & Engagement Initiative, Brown School, Washington University
- Terry Mizrahi, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY (Emeritus)
- Melissa Reitmeier, CSWE Council on Field Education Chair, University of South Carolina
- Tanya R. Smith, Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, University of Connecticut
- Saundra Starks, CSWE Board of Directors Chair, Western Kentucky University MSW Program Director