NASW-NM is reinstating the Legislative Committee (LC). This committee will be co-chaired by Dr. Judy Barnstone and Alvin Sallee. The LC is committed to aiding the chapter in choosing legislative priorities for the chapter, bill analysis, strategic planning and advocacy for the legislative session. If you are a member of the NASW and are interested in participating on the Legislative Committee, please fill out the information below and we will contact you. We look forward to your participation!
About the LC co-chairs:
Dr. Judy Barnstone is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University, teaching in the areas of research and political advocacy for about twelve years. She is a former maternal-child health and medical social worker, and her primary interest lies in socioeconomic influences on health and well-being.
Professor Emeritus Alvin L. Sallee taught Social Work for 39 years, having served as the Academic Head of the New Mexico State University BSW and MSW Social Work programs for 18 years. His advocacy has included the US Congress and New Mexico legislature for 40 years, including supervision of students working in the legislature. He chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Family Policy under two Governors, chaired the Adoption Task Force resulting in the first New Mexico Adoption Act, and chaired the Social Work Licensing Board, guiding it through reauthorization.
If you are interested in participating in the committee or would like to learn more, please email below and include the following information:.
-Brief description of legislative experience
-Are you willing to attend hearings at the 2021 legislative session in person or virtually on behalf of NASW-NM?
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