The social work profession was founded in social change. Throughout the
profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all
people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow
them to meet their basic needs. NASW upholds this challenge by
advocating for the association to members of Congress and regulatory
agencies that so often hold the authority to influence policy.
NASW has developed a policy agenda, which asserts the association’s
advocacy priorities for the legislative cycle. NASW’s policy agenda is
consistent with the NASW policies in Social Work Speaks, which is
developed by members of the association at Delegate Assembly.