Advocacy Events

NASW-MN hosts multiple annual advocacy events: The Legislative Launch at the start of the session, Social Work Advocacy Week with an in-person rally at the Capitol mid-session, and the Legislative Recap at the end of session. Follow this page for details and join us!

2023 MN Social Work Advocacy Week & Day at the Capitol


Feb. 27th - Mar. 2nd, 2023

*On Zoom 2/27 & 2/28 – In-Person at the MN Capitol on March 2nd!

Attention ALL MN Social Workers: It’s time to mark your calendar for the most important policy events of the year! 

ALL MN social workers and social work students should plan to join us in-person at the MN State Capitol on Thursday, March 2, for Social Work Day at the Capitol 2023! We will rally at 1:30pm in the Rotunda, and we encourage you to make a day of it - take a tour, attend a committee hearing and/or floor session, and meet with your Legislators. 

NASW-MN Advocacy Week information sessions will be hosted live via Zoom on Monday February 27 and Tuesday February 28; the sessions will be recorded and available online so no one will miss a session they want to attend! The information sessions are designed to prepare everyone for their time at the Capitol on March 2nd. We will share relevant information and policy direction for attendees to feel informed and confident when meeting with Legislators. We’ll share a final schedule with you as soon as it’s set!

At this time, we are planning on the following information sessions (subject to change): 

  • Social Work Workforce Issues
  • Housing and Homelessness 
  • Emerging Cannabis Legislation
  • Mental Health and Healthcare
  • Disability Justice 
  • Child and Family Welfare
  • And of course, we will have an Advocacy Refresher session to answer questions and build confidence 

Keep an eye on our website for the most up to date information, including our finalized legislative agenda.

SPONSORS NEEDED!

Help us keep this event free of charge for students and social workers, support the work we do on behalf of social workers across the state, and highlight your organizations’ commitment to social justice! Sign up to sponsor HERE!

Questions?  Email admin.naswmn@socialworkers.org!

More details coming soon!

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