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The NASW Virginia Chapter applauds NASW-endorsed Virginia candidate Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), as well as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, for winning their historic congressional and national elections.

“Rep. Spanberger has been a longtime advocate for mental health access, telehealth, and broadband expansion across Virginia, so we are proud that her leadership on these issues will continue,” says NASW Virginia Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE. “Also, the election of a woman, especially a woman of color, to the top ticket of the United States is long overdue and is a huge moment of pride for all who embrace equality.

"We also thank all of the state’s social workers who voted, volunteered, and encouraged their clients to vote,” she continues. “Voting truly is social work! Now, as the state and nation try to heal from this brutal campaign season, we look forward to finding ways to reunite and refocus on the social justice and practice-related issues that NASW Virginia Chapter has prioritized for the next few years.”

Read NASW’s national statement of congratulations here.


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