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Leaders Sought

Nominations for NASW's 2007 election must reach the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification by Oct. 31, 2006. Tentatively, the committee will meet Dec. 1-2, 2006, to develop the slate of candidates. Positions to be filled include:
Officers: President-elect (2007-08; president 2008-11); secretary (2007-10)
Board of Directors: Member-at-large (2007-10); BSW student (2007-09); regional representatives (2007-10) Regions V, VI, XI, XII.
National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2007-10): Regions II, VI, VII, XII.

In recommending nominees, members should bear in mind the following NASW bylaws:
The slate must reflect the ethnic minority distribution, gender distribution, sexual orientation distribution, geographic distribution, students, and special interests of membership. (In order to further implement 1996 bylaws amendments, members' self-identification of sexual orientation is invited on the nomination form.)
At least one board member must be a person whose current, most advanced degree is the baccalaureate.
The candidate for a nominations committee seat who garners the second-highest vote total in an electoral region will be the alternate to the elected committee member.
Current board members whose terms expire next June may be elected to other board positions, but may not succeed themselves in their current positions and may not be elected to a third consecutive board term in any capacity.

Only persons whose names are submitted to the nominations committee by Oct. 31, but are not included in the slate, may be included by petition on the final ballot. For details: Luisa Lopez, NASW, (202) 336-8287


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Advocacy Report Online

NASW's Office of Government Relations and Political Action has released its second quarterly report for 2006, detailing the office's work from April through June. The report covers many legislative issues and political organizing activities. For the report: click here (PDF)


Sanctions in Force Online

NASW adjudicates certain allegations of violations of its Code of Ethics by members, and if violations are found, may impose sanctions. For the current list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: click here

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Mediation a Natural for Social Workers
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Reinvestment Initiative Announced
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Social Workers Vie for House, Senate Seats
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NASW, Foundation Present 2006 Awards
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By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Chapter Services' Eural Davis Dies at 57
Davis is remembered as a tireless advocate.
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HIV/AIDS Is Focus of Latest Online Course Offering
The free course includes continuing education credits.

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Policy, Advocacy Eyed
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By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Ryan White Act Supported
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Campaign Gains
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Behavioral Health Workforce Analyzed
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Town Hall Series Launched
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The meeting was part of an NASW project on health disparities.
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The Board Takes Action
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New York State High Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage
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