Free for NASW members, please feel free to bring a guest! We will be collecting donations of diapers (all sizes), and new soccer/foot/basketballs to give to kids through Family Promise Hawaii's homeless outreach programs.
Thank you to everyone who came out to walk with us at the NAMI 5k walk on Saturday, October 14th! Our team, the NASW Rock Stars had a blast. Mahalo to the 18 adults, 4 kids, 2 babies in utero, and 1 dog who made up our team.
NASW calls on President Trump to rescind ban on transgender people from the military
Ban is blatantly disrespectful to people who are transgender and disregards their honorable service
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) calls on President Trump to rescind his plan to ban people who are transgender from serving in the U.S. military.
This change, tweeted on the implementation of a policy change made by the Obama Administration, is blatantly disrespectful to and clearly disregards the honorable service of all transgender and gender non-conforming service members.
NASW is against the military ban and any form of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the opening of combat roles to women, and lifting the ban on transgender people share a common value: that a career in the military and military job assignments should be based on merit and not about gender, gender identity or sexuality orientation.
The ban is also unjustified because people who are transgender already play an integral role in the military. The Williams Institute estimates there are more than 15,000 active duty members of the military and 134,000 veterans who are transgender.
President Trump’s rationale for the ban is that the military would be burdened with “tremendous medical costs and disruption” if people who are transgender continue to serve.
However, a 2016 RAND study commission by the U.S. Department of Defense notes allowing people who are transgender to serve openly would have a minimal impact on readiness and health care costs.
As a result, President Trump’s decision to enact this ban is manifestly discriminatory and unnecessary. NASW will continue to stand with people who are transgender to ensure they achieve equal treatment in the military and throughout our society.
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Thank you to our new members who joined in the month of September:
Stephanie Alicia Gonzalez, LSW
Terry Maurice Jasper, Jr, MSW Candidate
Christina L. Marsh, BSW Candidate
David Shaku, MSW Candidate
Stephanie Zalekian, MSW Candidate
Thank you to our members who renewed in September:
Evelyn Alicante, LCSW, QCSW
Cynthia Yvonne Baylor, MSW Candidate
Cynthia R. Bourgeau, MSW
Suzanne R. Burkett, ACSW
Margaret J. Cadiz, LSW, ACSW,QCSW
Marisa Christa Sueko Chin, MSW
Megan A. Crouse, MSW
Adrienne Dillard, MSW, LSW
Lorraine R. Freed, ACSW
Wendy L. Farah, MSW
Pamela S. Matsuda Friar, QCSW
Michael H. Fukuda, MSW
Renee H. Furuyama, ACSW
Margaret E. Goldberg, DCSW, ACSW
Emery G. Henderson, ACSW
Suzanne C.A. Higa, ACSW
Marnie S. Honeycutt, QCSW, LCSW
Karen K. Kaneshiro-Soon, LSW, ACSW
Dana S. Kano, ACSW
Rachelle Keaton, BSW Candidate
Jenny L. Kim, ACSW
Keith A. Kuboyama, LCSW, ACSW, QCSW
Taryn Setsumi Lau, MSW
Priscilla T. Lee, LCSW
Leimalama Lee Loy, ACSW
Rozanne C. Llewellyn, ACSW
Camika Lopez, LSW, MSA
Susan J. Lukas, MSW
Terri Lynn C. Lum, ACSW
Nitsa McCarthy, LCSW
Jacquelin Mok, MSW, ACSW
Mylinda M.N. Morris, MSW
Sonja L. Miranda-Ome, LCSW, ACSW
Jeraldine de Guzman Nakamura, MSW
Scott A. O'Neal, QCSW
Korina M. Ortega, QCSW
Kayle M. Perez, MSW
Cheryl N. Prince, MSW
Helena Pontillas, MSW
Carol A. Plummer, PhD, ACSW
Kathleen D. Roth, LCSW, ACSW
Renee Y. Sato-Yuen, ACSW
Maxine S. Smith-Sullivan, MSW
James Springer, MSW
Nancy J. Strach, ACSW, C-SWHC
Bernice G. Strand, MSW
Colleen M. Tester, QCSW
Pamela F. Torigoe, MSW
William E. Watts, ACSW, DCSW
Laura A. Williams, ACSW, QCSW
John W. Winnes, QCSW
Kathleen E.S Westlake, MSW
Toshikatsu Yamanaka, ACSW
Tepairu KEVP Yarbrough, LCSW
Jay P. Yukumoto, ACSW
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