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Discussion 2: The Social Work Advocate in Politics
Social workers often have commitments to specific policies, laws, or funding of programs that
are vital to the population they serve or an issue that they strongly support. Such commitments
often lead social workers to become involved in political issues and the campaigns of specific
candidates. Being a social worker, such campaign experiences, the outcomes of your efforts,
and how effective you felt you were may affect your view of the political process and the
likelihood of becoming involved in similar campaigns in the future.
For this Discussion, reflect on your experiences if you have ever participated in a political
campaign. What was the outcome of your participation? If you have not participated in a
campaign, choose a campaign topic you support or oppose and consider the ways you might
like to participate in that campaign. Likewise, think about your experiences if you have ever
lobbied on a topic. If you have not, choose a topic for which you might like to lobby in favor or
against. Finally, consider how you think social workers might have a powerful and positive
effect as elected officials.
By Day 4
Post an explanation of the role of lobbying and campaigning in social work practice. Then,
explain how you think social workers might have a powerful and positive effect as elected
officials. Finally, explain of the impact, if any, the experiences and opinions of your colleagues
have had on your own experiences and opinions.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA
citations for your references.
By Day 6
Also, explain the steps you might take to incorporate policy advocacy in your practice based on
insights, experiences, and/or opinions. Be sure your explanation takes the perspective of a
social work professional with a responsibility to uphold professional ethics.
Support your response with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA
citations for your references.

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