Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger has been endorsed by Clean Water Action Maryland. Clean Water Action Maryland is a top advocate for the preservation and protection of the Chesapeake Bay, which in turn preserves and protects jobs of thousands that rely on the Bay for their livelihood. Representative Ruppersberger has a history of protecting the Bay with a 100% score on Clean Water Action Maryland's environmental report card. Together with Clean Water Action Maryland, he hopes to continue to fight for the Chesapeake and those who rely on it.
Dear Rep. Ruppersberger:
I am pleased to announce that you have received the endorsement of the political action committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-PACE: Political Action for Candidate Election) for your 2012 general election campaign. NASW's membership of nearly 150,000 professional social workers, including our Maryland chapter, join me in extending support for your campaign in light of your commitment to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
In order to advance our legislative priorities on behalf of social workers and the communities we serve, we are eager to work with you to address critical issues. These include protection for vulnerable members of society, including many children and senior citizens, an expanded focus on mental health issues, and the recruitment and retention of more social workers to address society's needs.
Our endorsement consists of the following:
- the option of renting mailing lists of NASW members in your district.
- our ability to contact members about the endorsement.
- the listing of your name along endorsed candidates on our website.
Please list our organization as the National Association of Social Workers in campaign materials listing endorsements. Additionally, please send us a copy of any press releases you issue regarding our endorsement.
We will encourage NASW members to get involved. We hope that you will count on social workers as volunteers and as experts on a range of social policy issues.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Dautch, Senior Political Action Associate.
Congratulations and good luck! We look forward to working with you.
Lawrence C. Betcher, MSW, LCSW