Write an OpEd
“Whoever writes the story writes history.” – The OpEd Project, HuffPost
“Social work has a long standing tradition of championing for important social causes around the world. As social workers who value social justice and human rights, we have an ethical responsibility to participate in civic engagement. By advocating for comprehensive legislation and taking political action, we not only improve social conditions for ourselves, we create positive change for our families, clients, and communities.” (Rome, Hoechstetter 2010).
If you have an issue or topic that is of importance to you or your community, you can call, email, or write an op-ed to your local news agency below:
NJ News Agencies
Rome, S., & Hoechstetter, S. (2010). Social Work and Civic Engagement: The Political Participation of Social Workers. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 37(3), 107-129. Retrieved from http://wmich.edu/hhs/newsletters_journals/jssw_institutional/institutional_subscribers/37.3.Rome.pdf