Washington, DC – Today, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) announced their endorsement of Robert White for DC Mayor. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with over 120,000 members, and the Metro DC Chapter works to address major public policy issues affecting the social worker community. This is the first time the group has made an endorsement for DC Mayor since 2011.  

“We are in the midst of a mental health emergency and social workers are on the frontlines,” said White, “As mayor, I will prioritize investing in mental and behavioral health services and giving social workers the support they need. I look forward to partnering with NASW in this crucial work. I’m so proud to have their vote of confidence in this election.” 

NASW Metro DC PACE Committee gave the following statement: “NASW Metro DC Chapter is proud to endorse Councilmember Robert White for Mayor of Washington D.C. During Robert’s interview, he stated how important it is that he would work with social workers to ensure they are supported and brought to the table. He will work directly on legislation that impacts social work practices, and ensure that D.C. residents have the mental and behavioral health resources they need in order to thrive.”

NASW joins Attorney General Karl Racine, AFSCME District Council 20, AFGE Local 1975, the Washington Teachers’ Union, the DC Nurses Association, The DC Latino Caucus, Capital Stonewall Democrats, DC Sierra Club, Jews United for Justice, DC NOW, Our Revolution DC, DC Working Families Party, and DC for Democracy in endorsing Robert White for Mayor.