Representative Towns Salutes Social Workers

Today, Representative Ed Towns (D-NY), founder and chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus, released a statement recognizing March as Social Work Month. In his statement, he acknowledged the commitment that social workers make everyday to improve the lives of the nation’s most vulnerable and thanked them for their tireless efforts. As a professional social worker himself, Representative Towns and other Members of the Caucus are dedicated towards improving the lives of Americans through advocating for fair and just policies and sponsoring legislation, such as the Dorothy Height and Whitney Young Social Work Reinvestment Act, which would establish a Social Work Reinvestment Commission within HHS to provide policy guidance to Congress on recruiting and retaining workers and reinvesting in the profession.

As one of five social workers in the House of Representatives, Towns recognized the lack of recognition and praise for the skills and knowledge that they bring to solve society’s problems and encouraged everyone to do something this month to show appreciation for the work social workers do throughout the world.

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