The midterms are coming. These years, each election is the most important one of our lives, with enormous stakes for social workers, social work clients, and democracy itself. When social workers vote, good things happen. When social workers encourage other people to vote, even better things happen.
With that in mind, we're re-upping our Political Action Bonus from today through November 8th. Write us with details about election action you're taking-ideally alongside a photo that shows you in action-and we'll send you a personalized coupon that will save you 50% (!) off Social Work Test Prep exams and exam bundles. Canvass, phone bank, become a poll worker…you choose. And SWTP exams are yours for half price! That's the biggest discount you'll find on the site.
Urging social workers to take political action isn't just an SWTP idea, it's an ethical standard in the NASW Code of Ethics. Here's the section:
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 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.
September 24, 2022