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NASWIL / PAC Legislative Scorecard


March 3, 2014

Contact: Kyle Hillman


Phone: 312.435.2100 x120



The National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter Political Action Committee (NASW IL PAC) is pleased to present its 2013 Legislative Scorecard. The NASW IL PAC advocates for over 20,000 social workers (8,000 of which are active members) working in the state of Illinois who practice in the social work profession.

The following legislators were placed in the PAC’s Spirit of Jane Addams Group. This was a distinction awarded to members of the Illinois Legislature who voted 100% with the NASW IL / PAC. The complete scorecard can be found by [Clicking Here]

  • Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  • Sen. Daniel Biss
  • Sen. David Koehler
  • Sen. Don Harmon
  • Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  • Sen. Emil Jones, III
  • Sen. Heather A. Steans
  • Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  • Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  • Sen. John G. Mulroe
  • Sen. John J. Cullerton, President
  • Sen. Kwame Raoul
  • Sen. Linda Holmes
  • Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  • Sen. Melinda Bush
  • Sen. Michael E. Hastings
  • Sen. Michael Noland
  • Sen. Michael W. Frerichs
  • Sen. Pat McGuire
  • Sen. Steven M. Landek
  • Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  • Rep. Al Riley
  • Rep. André M. Thapedi
  • Rep. Ann Williams
  • Rep. Arthur Turner
  • Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  • Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  • Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  • Rep. Cynthia Soto
  • Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  • Rep. Deborah Mell
  • Rep. Edward J. Acevedo
  • Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  • Rep. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
  • Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  • Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  • Rep. Emily McAsey
  • Rep. Esther Golar
  • Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  • Rep. Greg Harris
  • Rep. Jay Hoffman
  • Rep. Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
  • Rep. John D’Amico
  • Rep. Keith Farnham
  • Rep. Kelly Burke
  • Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  • Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  • Rep. Laura Fine
  • Rep. Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr.
  • Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  • Rep. Lou Lang
  • Rep. Luis Arroyo
  • Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  • Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  • Rep. Michael J. Madigan, Speaker
  • Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  • Rep. Mike Smiddy
  • Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  • Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  • Rep. Robert F. Martwick
  • Rep. Robyn Gabel
  • Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  • Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  • Rep. William Davis

The NASW IL / PAC Legislative Scorecard is a source for Illinois social workers to learn how their legislators voted on key issues that impacted the social work profession and their clients. The NASW IL / PAC releases its scorecard at the end of each year to ensure that members know legislator’s records on key economic and social work–related public policy issues, and to also recognize lawmakers who understand the importance of a strong and funded social service industry.

As you can see, the 2013 Legislative Scorecard shows numerous perfect scores and reflects the success that the NASW IL PAC and its members received in persuading lawmakers to vote in the interests of the social work profession and our clients. However, budget constraints and current legislation being presented will require continued diligence and participation from the social work profession. For more information, check out the NASW IL PAC website at and join our advocacy alert e-mail list.

The National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter (NASW IL) Political Action Committee (PAC) is the non-partisan political arm of NASW IL. As a political action committee, NASW IL PAC endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support the NASW Illinois Chapter’s policy agenda.

Endorsement Questionaire

The PAC board has been meeting regarding the 2012 endorsement process and questionnaire. While the subcommittee will be working to write up the  questionnaire to give to candidates in specific races, we would like any suggested questions or topics from the membership to be submitted to us before Feb 10th, 2012 via email to All suggestions will be forwarded tot he committee for consideration.

Also the new legislative agenda is up, please check out the chapters legislative agenda for 2012.

2010 Advocacy Day in Springfield

Advocacy Day 2010 took place at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Wednesday  February 24th in Springfield Illinois. The annual Advocacy day is a one day training followed by advocating for social work issues in Springfield.  This event is sponsored by NASW IL and in part by the NASW IL PAC. We had an attendance of over 800 social workers and students coming from across the state that attended a 1/2 day of educational seminars on lobbying in the state of Illinois.

Participants spent the afternoon at the Capital lobbying for the NASW IllinoisChapter Legislative Agenda and/or issues important to them. Each participant received an Advocacy Day packet complete with legislative materials and tip sheets on lobbying. (See the links to the below for more information)

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