SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The political action arm of the the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently endorsed state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) for re-election to the Middlesex and Worcester District seat.
"Jamie’s work in the Senate reflects his long-standing dedication to the social and economic justice values of social work," said Jennifer Lemmerman, co-chair of Political Action for Candidate Election with the NASW-MA. "As a strong advocate for the social work profession, he has demonstrated his commitment to the clients and communities that we serve."
The Massachusetts chapter of the NASW is the largest social work organization in the state, with 8,400 members.
The core mission of the NASW is to ensure that all people have access to health care, basic education and fair wages, according to a recent press release. The organization's political action arm endorses candidates based on those criteria.
"I'm proud to once again be endorsed by NASW-MA-PACE in my campaign for state Senate," Eldridge said. "I was also thrilled to receive the 2011 Public Elected Official of the Year award from the national NASW organization for my work on issues that are critical to the needs of families. It's an honor to have the support of NASW and many of its members in the Middlesex and Worcester District."