03.16.21

Congresswoman Lee and Senator Stabenow Reintroduce Legislation Marking World Social Work Day

Washington DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) reintroduced legislation celebrating World Social Work Day, which is recognized this year on March 16, 2021.

“Social workers have helped the United States live up to its value of equality by successfully advocating for equal rights for all people, no matter their race, sexual identity, gender, gender expression, culture, or religion;” wrote the lawmakers in the resolution.  

“The social work profession is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, with nearly 800,000 people expected to be employed as social workers by 2028. Social workers work in all parts of society to empower people to live to their fullest potential.

 “Therefore, be it resolved that the House of Representatives supports the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day; acknowledges the diligent efforts of individuals and groups who promote the importance of social work and observe Social Work Month and World Social Work Day; encourages individuals to engage in appropriate ceremonies and activities to promote further awareness of the life-changing role that social workers play; and recognizes with gratitude the contributions of the millions of caring individuals who have chosen to serve their communities through social work.”

 

This legislation was also co-sponsored by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Reps. Gwen Moore (WI-04), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-At Large), Danny K. Davis (IL-7), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Debbie Dingell (MI-12).   

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was a social worker by profession and is a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus. 

For the full text of the resolution, click here.