NASW-NM is asking you to send a communication to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham through the Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Linda Trujillo. We are urging her to fill the 5 vacant seats on the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners under the Regulation and Licensing Department/Boards and Commissions. We are going through the superintendent’s office so that you do not have to complete the “contact the governor” form on her website.
In addition to attaching the letter of support from NASW-NM, we are asking you to send a personal statement of why this matter is important to you or someone you know.
Please follow the instructions below using the provided template.
1. Please use this as the subject line: FILL ALL BOARD VACANCIES NOW
2. Download the NASW-NM Letter to the Governor below and attach as a file in your email.
3. Copy and paste the template below and add your personal story to the body of the email. You are also welcome to write your own letter without using the template.
4. Email your letter of support to: Linda.Trujillo3@state.nm.us
5. Share with your co-workers, friends, and family!
Dear Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham,
NASW-NM is leading the charge for you to complete your legislative obligations. As a concerned citizen of New Mexico and/or Licensed Professional, please immediately fill the 5 vacancies on the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners. The New Mexico Administrative Code states the board shall consist of 7 members, and there are only 2 at this time. Further, the Administrative Code also states board vacancies shall be filled by the Governor. Given the workforce shortage of behavioral health and social service providers in New Mexico, it is harmful to the development of the social work profession to not have an adequate licensing board and detrimental to New Mexico's most vulnerable populations.
<Insert your personal narrative here>
Thank you for your time concerning this matter.
<Insert your name here>
I Am a New Mexico Social Worker
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