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Social Workers Gather in the Nation's Capital to Help Save Democracy


WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of social workers from coast to coast will gather on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 for the seventh annual Social Work Day on Hill. The day's events are being organized by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), nonprofit organization dedicated to helping social workers engage Congress and the Federal Government. Events scheduled for the day are:

Additional information about the day's activities can be found on the CRISP website.

"Given Trump's attacks on the judiciary and other democratic institutions, it is imperative social workers are active in the political arena," CRISP Director Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr. stated. "In preparation for a crucial presidential election, we are reassessing our activities to see if we are doing all we can to protect democracy in the United States."

There are currently six professional social workers in Congress. Four are in the House of Representatives: Rep. Lee, Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA-53), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37), and freshman Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29) who served as a House Impeachment Manager. There are two social workers in the U.S. Senate: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Sen. Krysten Sinema (AZ). Both are Democrats.

The Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), a 501(c)4 organization created in 2013 to complement the Congressional Social Work Caucus, is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. For information, contact Dr. Charles E Lewis Jr at 234616@email4pr.com or by phone at 917-570-3116. www.crispinc.org

SOURCE Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy



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