FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2021
National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey Chapter Endorses Valerie Huttle for State Senate
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey Chapter Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW-NJ PACE) has announced its endorsement of Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for State Senate in LD37.
“The NASW-NJ PACE Committee has endorsed Assemblywoman Huttle’s Senate candidacy based on her long-standing record of support for issues of social and economic justice, as well as her support for our organization’s progressive legislative agenda, alignment with the values and ethics espoused by the social work profession and demonstrated support for the vulnerable and under-represented individuals and communities social workers serve,” said Dr. La’Tesha Sampson, LCSW, Chair of the NASW-NJ PACE Committee.
“I am honored to have the support of the National Association of Social Workers NJ Chapter,” said Assemblywoman Huttle. “Throughout my career, I have worked to give voice to the most marginalized members of our society: the disability community, communities of color, LGBTQ individuals and the economically disenfranchised. Social workers are at the forefront of fighting for marginalized communities. I have always been honored to stand with them and I am grateful to have them standing with me.”
“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty,” said Jennifer Thompson, MSW, NASW-NJ’s Executive Director. “During her 15-year tenure in the Assembly, Assemblywoman Huttle has repeatedly demonstrated her alignment with this mission through her legislative leadership, deeds and actions. We look forward to continuing to work with her to enhance the well-being of vulnerable residents throughout our state.”
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 100,000 members. The New Jersey Chapter is the 2nd largest in the nation, with more than 6,500 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Learn more at www.naswnj.org.