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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.
Social Work and Politics in North Carolina- Ebook
Developed by NASW-NC, learn about social workers in policy- whether lobbying, in office, or in other positions that help influence politics in our state. This ebook is updated annually by NASW-NC social work interns.
Build a Relationship With Your Legislators
Here's step by step on how to reach out to your legislator and start to build that relationship with them so advocating is easier!
Know Your Rights
Are you a state, city or county employee? Know your rights about your own advocacy efforts.
Lobbying Dos and Don'ts
North Carolina's Legislative Website
Find out what is happening in North Carolina's General Assembly.
Glossary of Legislative Terms
Find out what all of those legislative acronyms and terms really mean!
How a Bill Becomes a Law
What does it take to pass legislation? Check out this graph to find how an idea actually becomes a law.
North Carolina's Budget Development
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.
How NASW-NC Advocates for You and Your Clients
As a member benefit, NASW-NC has a full time lobbyist on staff!