Overview of PACE Committee
Stephanie Brinks, Chair
Please see the Calendar for scheduled meeting dates.
PACE is a political action committee and stands for Political Action for Candidate Election. The Chapter PACE Committee is mandated if the Chapter receives PACE funding. They are responsible for developing a strategy for statewide political action around state and local elections. The Committee is appointed by the Board but is responsible for a separate bank account handling PACE funds. The Committee selects its own chair and treasurer. The Committee has full authority to make endorsement and contribution to candidate and other financial decisions concerning PACE funds.
PACE is the political action arm and a subsidiary of NASW. As a political action committee, PACE endorses and financially contributes to candidates who support NASW's policy agenda, irrespective of party affiliation. The national PACE Board of Trustees endorses and contributes to federal candidates running for U.S. House and Senate seats; state chapter PACE Committees decide on local and state races. Federal, state, and local policies directly affect social work practice and programs for the people we serve; therefore, it is essential to elect legislators who share NASW's policy positions, which are published in Social Work Speaks. Using these policies as a guide, NASW endorses candidates and lobbies lawmakers to enact effective public policies.
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