As early as the 1920s, leading social workers endorsed efforts to mobilize voters around social issues, but is the profession broadly engaged in such efforts today? In the spring of 2019, the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign (also known as the Voting Is Social Work campaign) surveyed individuals attending social work schools, working in the schools, or working in a human service agency. The survey examined attitudes on voter engagement and the extent of voter engagement activity. This study presents findings from that effort, and the authors identify opportunities for integrating voter engagement efforts into the profession.
Project: Voter Access & Engagement
Abramovitz, M., Sherraden, M. S., Hill, K., Rhodes Smith, T., Lewis, B., & Mizrahi, T. (2019). Voting Is Social Work: Voices from the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(4), 626–644. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2019.1656690