Legislative Education & Advocacy Day 2023 was held in Trenton on Thursday, March 23, 2023
Information on LEAD 2024 will be available in January 2024.
Educating the next generation of advocates is core to our values as a profession and chapter. Each year, we host our annual Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD) day which brings together hundreds of social work students and professionals from across the state in our state capital of Trenton.
LEAD is designed to further social workers’ knowledge of the legislative process, grassroots advocacy, and major current statewide and national policy initiatives. Attendees hear from an array of passionate speakers from elected officials, the government sector, community organizers, and advocates.
LEAD 2023 included a rally and press conference to advocate for the removal of the ASWB Masters Exam as a requirement for LSW licensure in New Jersey. You can watch video of the rally and press conference here.
Our LEAD 2023 Speakers
Jennifer Thompson, MSW, Executive Director, NASW-NJJeff Feldman, MSW, LSW, Director of Advocacy & Communications, NASW-NJDr. Widian Nicola, LCSW, Seton Hall UniversityDr. Patricia Findley, LCSW, Rutgers University School of Social WorkTiffany Walker, LCSW, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityBrittany Macaluso, MSW, The Lesniak Institute for American LeadershipAmeerah McCoy, MSW, LSW, Office of Assemblyman Gary Schaer, NJ 36th Legislative DistrictDyese Davis, MSW, Office of Senator Vin Gopal, NJ11th Legislative DistrictHannah Korn-Heilner, MSW, LSW, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ)
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