NASW-NJ LEGISLATIVE AGENDA:
NASW-NJ advocates on behalf of the LGBTQI community by supporting legislation that will result in programmatic and policy strategies to:
• increase funding sources, particularly for LGBTQI sub-groups with access to the fewest financial resources (such as, , LGBTQI youth, lesbian of color organizations, groups run by/for transgender and intersex people of color and those in more rural or isolated areas);
• expand resources available to LGBTQI sub-groups and reduce the inequities in access to services faced by LGBTQI sub-groups (such as, the creation of a financial and physical infrastructure specifically addressing LGBTQI youth needs); and
• diminish discriminatory practices, behaviors, cultural and societal attitudes, especially those which contribute to barriers to equal treatment and social justice for the LGBTQI community .