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Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that his office is now accepting applications from Iowa college students to participate in a Congressional internship program in his Washington, D.C. office. 

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If you are interested in campaign work or community organizing you may want to apply for this program. 

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Tips for budding #grantwriters and program developers from Stephanie Watson, plus more… 

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Political Social Workers: Susan Grettenberger

Political Social Workers: Susan Grettenberger

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy Consultant

Social Worker Susan Grettenberger Is Running for Congress In Michigan’s District 8

Here at Social Work Helper I like to put the spotlight on political social workers. Currently there are seven social workers sitting in the United States Congress. Next year there may be an eighth. Susan Grettenberger is a candidate for the US House of Representatives in…

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"Another way that social work has been depoliticized and remade as a neutral profession is by taking struggle out of practice, remaking it as an apolitical, technical form of professional work undertaken by well-educated and kindly people. In actuality, social work is a series of acute, ongoing, political struggles over what services and resources will be provided, to whom, by whom, in what amount, and to what end."

— Donna Baines, “An Overview of Anti-Oppressive Practice: Roots, Theory, Tensions” in Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Justice Social Work (2011), pp. 21-22 (via vladislava)

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By Rachel L. West
The Political Social Worker

This is a blog post written by Kristie Holmes. She is a social worker running for Congress out in CA.