NASW-AL Chapter PACE Committee
Current PACE Chair
(To join NASW-AL Chapter PACE, contact the chair at naswal.net)
Social Workers traditionally have been committed to improving American life through voluntary association of a socio-political nature. The involvement of social workers in social work movements and political processes has taken many forms and concentrated on various elements needing improvement in American Society and government, depending on many factors within the profession's development.
Social workers from the National Association of Social Workers have sought to renew and strengthen their organizational and professional focus in the political process by forming a national voluntary association of collective action, which is the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE). To secure the benefits of similar participation in chapter political processes, the following charter is established to define a political action group for professional social workers in the Chapter of NASW-Alabama.
Purposes of PACE
1. To help elect candidates to public office who support legislation and policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and the needs of those who are served by the social work profession in the chapter of NASW-AL.
2. To promote NASW legislative policies through political action and/or through support of candidates.
3. To promote political education and full participation in the electoral process among members of the social work profession.
4. To take such other and further action as may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.
- As a voluntary association without political party affiliation dealing with support and opposition to candidates and issues, NASW-AL Chapter-PACE shall abide by the laws governing such groups as are defined in present or future laws for the chapter of NASW-AL.
- Pursuant to the objectives of social workers organized on a national level for political action through PACE, NASW-AL Chapter-PACE will seek to achieve its objectives in coordination with the national PACE unit on national issues and in federal elections.