Social workers have always been strong advocates for change. 

NASW strives to meet our members' needs. We encourage you to inform us of areas of concerns affecting the social work practice community.

Let us hear your voice!

Social Action Committee

The Committee will be proactive and responsive on the other priorities of social workers as they come up in the legislative process. 

We expect to maintain positions adopted by the NASW through our national Delegate Assembly. This means we support anti-discrimination measures, hate crimes measures and reproductive rights of women; and oppose measures that discriminate against any population based on personal characteristics or relationships.

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Advocating for Social Workers

This brochure highlights NASW’s advocacy efforts.

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Member Honored: Rachel Gearhart

Rachel Gearhart with plaque

Our own NASW AK Chapter Southeast Representative, Rachel Gearhart has been the recipient of two awards this  month honoring her advocacy across Alaska. 

On June 9, 2019, Rachel was honored as a recipient of the Alaska Women's Lobby Carla Timpone Award for Activism.

On June 5, 2019, Rachel was honored for her leadership in the Alaska Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) program.  

We are so proud of Rachel and truly grateful for all her time, energy, and talent that she shares on behalf of Alaskan individuals and communities.

Great Job Rachel! Thank you for your  dedication and advocacy!