The McGovern Campaign sent over this press release detailing the nod from NASW:
[Boston, MA – Sept. 21] – The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter PACE (NASW MA PACE), the largest social work organization in the state with 8,300 social workers across the Commonwealth, pledged its supports for the candidacy of Marc McGovern for the Cambridge School Committee.
Part of NASW’s core mission is to ensure all people have access to healthcare, basic education and the opportunity to earn a fair wage. In order to implement these priorities NASW’s political action arm endorses candidates with a solid foundation in both human behavior and understanding how “the system” works. Social workers actively advocate changes in policy and legislation to strengthen the social safety nets that make a critical difference to so many. Marc McGovern has demonstrated a strong commitment to these values and as such has earned the support of NASW MA PACE.
Genvieve Coyle, Chair of NASW MA PACE said, "Marc’s work in the community reflects a real commitment to creating a safe and healthy environment for children, which is the basis for a stronger future for Massachusetts. He will bring to the Cambridge School Committee a valuable perspective on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities".
Marc has worked for well over a decade on behalf of children and families as a social worker specializing in child and family issues. He has worked with special education students and in schools, side by side with teachers and administrators, making sure that the educational needs of children were being met. He has helped families navigate systems as large as the Department of Education to as small as a neighborhood health center. On a daily basis he sees the hard work and collaboration on the part of teachers, students and parents. As a social worker he understands the importance of process, communication, support, and advocacy, all skills that are important for any public official.