Support the Future of Social Work Through Political Action and NASW-Oklahoma PACE
Government Relations Committee Charge
The Government Relations' objective is to broaden the Association's social justice efforts by influencing policy at the state level through strategic partnerships with state agencies, policy makers, and like-minded organizations. Additionally, Government Relations is responsible for encouraging members to support candidates for elected office who are committed to advancing the profession as well as the mission of social work.
NASW-Oklahoma PACE is the separate and independent political arm of the National Association of Social Workers.
NASW-Oklahoma PACE fosters the participation of interested members to elect candidates who support NASW's public policy goals.
NASW-Oklahoma PACE is a bipartisan political committee dedicated to advancing social worker's goals in campaigns and elections.
Who Is PACE?
Through PACE, social workers like you supporting progressive candidates and volunteering to work in campaigns of NASW-OK PACE-endorsed candidates.
What Are NASW-Oklahoma PACE's Primary Objectives & Goals?
NASW-OK PACE recognizes the importance of social workers' role in the formulation of sound public policy and seeks to build constructive working relationships with elected officials by doing the following:
Advancing social workers as candidates for public office
Promote political awareness and lawful political action among the members of the social work profession
Organizing social workers to help elect candidates to public office who support legislation, appropriations, and public policies consistent with the aims of the NASW-Oklahoma Chapter
Providing political education about candidates and issues to members of NASW-Oklahoma
Promote the adoption and retention of public policy that is in the interests of the social work profession and the people of Missouri whom the profession exists to serve
How Do We Accomplish These Goals?
Political Action is the key.
The involvement of thousands of social workers working together can dramatically increase our influence and power in the political process. With your commitment and support, we can strengthen the voice of social work in the halls of Congress and on the floor of the State Legislature. You can be part of the NASW-Oklahoma PACE team by:
volunteering to work for NASW-OK PACE-endorsed candidates
serving on the state NASW-OK PACE committee
helping candidates for public office build ties to the social work community by sponsoring candidate forums
Contribute to NASW-Oklahoma PACE
NASW-Oklahoma PACE contributions are used to support state candidates who support NASW and NASW-Oklahoma Chapter's policy agenda through fundraisers and campaign contributions.
As a Political Action Committee (PAC) of NASW, PACE can only accept contributions from NASW-Oklahoma Chapter members.