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Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE)

In order to accomplish our Chapter Mission, we endorse candidates that support our mission and proposed legislation.

NASW-MA PACE, the political action arm of NASW-MA, endorses progressive candidates seeking political office in Massachusetts at the local and state level. PACE endorses candidates that support the NASW-MA Legislative Agenda, and provides endorsed candidates with financial or in-kind support. PACE also co-sponsors forums for gubernatorial and congressional candidates, and makes formal endorsements of ballot initiatives. PACE is on the board of the Mass Alliance, an organization which is made up of 22 statewide agencies working together to elect progressive candidates.

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Congratulations to our 2017 endorsed candidates and their respective wins:

  • Jennifer Lemmerman, MSW - Melrose Alderman for Ward 2
  •  Khrystian King, MSW - Worcester City Council At-Large
  •  Dante Comparetto - Worcester School Committee
  •  Marc McGovern, MSW - Cambridge City Council
  •  Kathleen Kelly, MSW - Cambridge School Committee
  •  Barry Sanders, LICSW - Taunton City Council
  •  Jessica Finocchiaro - Methuen City Council At-Large
  •  State Senator Paul Feeney

Other Endorsements:

  • Sue Chalifoux-Zephir - State Senator Worcester & Middlesex District. Sue ultimately lost after a tough Senate race, but we look forward to continuing to work with her in her current capacity as Leominster City Councilor.

Join PACE!

NASW members have the opportunity to participate in the endorsement process and to work on the political campaigns of PACE-endorsed candidates. PACE typically meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the NASW-MA office: 14 Beacon Street, Suite 409, Boston, MA. See all upcoming meetings.

To join PACE please contact PACE Committee leadership:

Are you seeking an endorsement in 2018 and beyond?

Please keep in mind the following:

  • We do not get involved in Municipal races unless a social worker is running, or there are extenuating circumstances
  • Our process begins with a short questionnaire along with a letter of support from a social worker, typically an interview to follow with members of the committee
  • Ways we support our endorsed candidates can include: a press release to the candidates choice of media, an email to NASW members, monetary contribution to their campaign

If you are interested in seeking our endorsement, please email the Chair and Political Director.

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Political Action for Candidate Election Committee

National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter
14 Beacon Street, Suite 409, Boston MA 02108
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