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Understanding Policy and Legislation doesn't have to be difficult. NASW-NC helps you understand the process.
Why is it important to talk to legislators? How do I find who represents me? What do I say to my legislators? See NASW-NC's Advocacy Brief.
Sample letters and phone calls to your legislators. Why should social workers advocate? Find these resources in NASW-NC's Advocacy Handbook.
Are you a state, city or county employee? Know your rights about your own advocacy efforts.
Quick tips on how to talk to your legislators about your advocacy issue.
Find out what is happening in North Carolina's General Assembly.
Find out what all of those legislative acronyms and terms really mean!
What does it take to pass legislation? Check out this graph to find how an idea actually becomes a law.
Advocating for the state budget is just as important as advocating for specific bills. The budget affects your job and services your clients receive. Check out North Carolina's Budgeting 101 and how our state budget is developed.
The Coalition, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services advocacy group has created a Legislative Handbook to help the public realize their advocate potential. Advocating for yourself or others with mental illness, a developmental disability or addictive disease can be quick, easy and extremely rewarding. The Coalition’s Legislative Handbook teaches simple techniques for writing letters, speaking and meeting with legislators. In addition the Handbook provides a brief overview of the current state of the MH/DD/SA system, gives a basic Civics 101 training, and supplies a list of terms which the public may not be accustomed. Start Advocating TODAY!
As a member benefit, NASW-NC has a full time lobbyist on staff!