Resources for Social Work Education, Agencies & Advocates

WHY SOCIAL WORK? 

Voting =  A Human Right
Voting =  Self-Determination and Power

By supporting people to vote, social workers:
Improve individual well-being (micro),
Strengthen organizations and communities ( mezzo)
Influence government decision making
Secure social policies that promote social justice( macro)
Overcome voter suppression

The National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign is Integrating Voter Engagement into Social Work Education

HUB=Field Education
Field is the interface between schools and agencies;
Field has access to thousands of micro and macro students and faculty; and
Serves millions of highly under-represented clients and communities.

Resources to get you started

Schools of Social Work and Field Education

Below are some helpful resources to get you started.  See the our Research page for suggested research, news articles, books and digital materials on voting and voter turnout.

Social Service Agencies and Community Organizations

Nonpartisan voter registration, education and outreach is legal, ethical and professional! Agencies and organizations can support clients, staff and communities to vote by giving people the information and encouragement they need to be informed voters.

  1. Share our fact sheet:Agencies Role in Voter Turnout
  2. Download our Voting is Social Work presentation and train staff and colleagues on why voting matters to your mission and impact.
  3. Nonpartisan voter engagement is legal, ethical and professional. Know the facts: Nonprofit Vote’s 501(c)(3) Fact Sheet 
  4. Remind people to vote!  Connect clients and colleagues to TURBOVOTE.org to receive text messages and reminders to vote before elections.
  5. Help people look up their registration status (very important in highly mobile communities.    Vote.org has a voter registration look up tool and links to your state’s rules.
  6. Know the rules in your state on voting with a felony conviction.  NonprofitVote.org and Sentencingproject.org

Additional Resources shared with the Campaign

If you have resources that could contribute to the Campaign, please contact us at info@votingissocialwork.org