Voting rights are a critical issue for the National Association of Social Workers. We hope you find the resources in this newsletter helpful for you in your work and that you will join with NASW in supporting the importance of voting and voter engagement.
Participating in elections is important, because those elected will ultimately determine the policies that affect us all. Elections are the foundation of democracy. Yet many who are young, not white, poor, and less educated are disproportionately unlikely to vote. Increasing voter participation for these groups, many of whom may be the clients of social workers, is important as those elected will make decisions on policies that affect lives of society's most vulnerable populations.