Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) is the political “arm”
of NASW. Members of the Vermont chapter committee meet throughout the
election cycle to discuss support for candidates in state and local
races. We assess individual candidates via survey and/or their voting
records and may interview. The committee decides the level of candidate
support based on several criteria, including issues the candidate
supports or opposes, the viability of the campaign, and available
resources. Supports can include a written endorsement, a financial
contribution, and/or campaign assistance such as letter writing and
phone calls. Candidates who are social workers and members of
underrepresented groups are given special consideration.
Please consider joining the PACE committee. A diverse membership is
important to NASW-VT PACE. Although we align with the policy positions
of NASW and NASW-VT, local perspective is valuable.