We would like to update you on the status of our petition drive and enlist your assistance in moving the initiative forward. If you recall, we obtained the requisite signatures (619 NASW members) and submitted them to the NASW National Board of Directors on March 29, 2017. Unfortunately, the only communication we have received is an acknowledgment of its receipt; beyond that, the Board seems to be ignoring it.
With mounting reports from around the nation concerning the financial distress that the Modernization Initiative has created for many Chapters, the reforms of NASW called for by our petition continue to become increasingly urgent.
We, therefore, ask you to contact your representatives to the National Board to request that a Special Membership Meeting is scheduled so that members can vote on the actions outlined in the petition. Copied at the end of this email are the names and emails of National Board members, including that for President Darrell Wheeler.
So, please email, write, or call President Wheeler and your Board representative about this important matter. We will certainly continue to advocate, through various channels, for the envisioned reforms and hope that you will do so as well.
Again, we thank you for your attention to this email and your help with this initiative.
On Behalf of the Coalition of Concerned NASW Members:
Sandra Bernabei, MSW (NYC); Annie Davis, MSW (OH);
Christopher G. Hudson, Ph.D., DCSW (MA); Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D. (MI);
Natalia Salinas, MSW (CA); and Sabrina R. Southern, MSW, LCSW (NC)
P.S. For your reference, here is a link to the online petition.
And here are the names and email addresses that we have available for National NASW's current Board of Directors:
Kathryn Conley Wehrmann
Mildred (Mit) C. Joyner
Patrick J. Johnson
Region Representative I [ME, MA, NH, RI, VT]
Region Representative II [CT, NYC]
Paula A. Madrigal,
Region Representative III [NYS]
Rufus Sylvester Lynch
Region Representative IV [NJ, PA]
Anthony J. Hill
Region Representative V (DE, DC, MD, VA, NC)
Sonya O. Hunte
Region Representative VI (AL, FL, GA, SC, VI, PR)
Sandra K. Runkle
Region Representative VII [IN, OH, TN, WV, MS]
Cornelia M. Gordon-Hempe
Region Representative VIII [MI, WI]
Amy C. Cappiccie
Region Representative IX [IL, IA, KY]
Region Representative X [AR, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, NM, SD]
Larry D. Watson
Region Representative XI (AZ, LA, TX)
R. Marc Andrews
Region Representative XII (AK, CO, GU, HI, ID, MT, OE, UT, WA, WY)
Shirley Otis Green
Region Representative XIII [CA]
Member at Large
Guadalupe (Lupe) Lara
BSW Student Board Member
MSW Student Member
NOTE: The above emails have been collected from non-NASW public websites. We can not guarantee their accuracy.