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2017 Social Work Day at the Legislature is Wednesday, February 22, 2017!

Mark Your Calendar NOW for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to join your Social Work colleagues and students at the annual Social Work Day advocacy event! Why March? Every four years the legislature begins a month later than usual to give the new governor extra time to prepare a budget and policy agenda.

2017 will be a MOST IMPORTANT year for SOCIAL WORKERS to make their voices heard. As the 2017 NASW Social Work Month theme says, we must STAND UP for those cannot do so for themselves, and for the effective, important programs and services provided by Social Workers to improve the lives of the most vulnerable citizens of West Virginia, and all those who need our help to stabilize their lives and self-sufficiency to become the most productive members of society they can become!

NASW WV is working hard to influence Governor-elect Jim Justice's perspective on health, mental health and social programs, and the functioning of DHHR, Medicaid and other social infrastructure programs so important to the clients and communities we serve!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 22, 2017!

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