The social work profession was founded in social change. Throughout the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet their basic needs. NASW-AL upholds this challenge by advocating for social workers at the state level and in conjunction with NASW-National to impact Congress and regulatory agencies. NASW-AL’s policy priorities are consistent with the policies in Social Work Speaks, which is developed by members of the association