As a social worker, you're supposed to be engaged in social and political action--it says so in the NASW Code of Ethics! But we're going to incentivize it for you: Send a picture of yourself taking political action--registering voters, canvassing, marching, phone or text banking, postcarding, etc.-and we'll send you a coupon that will save you 50% on SWTP exams.
That's five-zero! One half! If you're organizing an event, we'll do even better than that.
Just write us or tag us on Facebook or Twitter. Not sure how to get started? Write us--happy to help!
Thanks in advance. Go get 'em!
Here's that section of the code:
6.04 Social and Political Action
(a) Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice.
(b) Social workers should act to expand choice and opportunity for all people, with special regard for vulnerable, disadvantaged, oppressed, and exploited people and groups.
(c) Social workers should promote conditions that encourage respect for cultural and social diversity within the United States and globally. Social workers should promote policies and practices that demonstrate respect for difference, support the expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, advocate for programs and institutions that demonstrate cultural competence, and promote policies that safeguard the rights of and confirm equity and social justice for all people.
(d) Social workers should act to prevent and eliminate domination of, exploitation of, and discrimination against any person, group, or class on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental or physical ability.