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Spring into action and support Goodwill’s advocacy efforts!

Spring into action and support Goodwill’s advocacy efforts!

Laura Walling is the Senior Director of Government Affairs for Goodwill Industries International.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Springtime in D.C. is my favorite time of year. The cherry blossoms are blooming, baseball season is starting, temperatures are warming and the issues Goodwill® cares about are heating up on Capitol Hill.

On Thursday, April 6, more than 120 Goodwill advocates, including CEOs, staff, board members and program participants, will visit Capitol Hill and meet with hundreds of lawmakers as part of GII’s Advocacy Event: Ten Years of Goodwill on the Hill.

Attendees will advocate for increasing federal investments in workforce programs, protecting charitable giving incentives and reauthorizing the Career and Technical Education Act. Even if you can’t join us, you can still tell Congress what matters to Goodwill by participating in the Goodwill on the Hill – Virtual Advocacy Day.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Send an action alert via our Legislative Action Center. Encourage your colleagues, friends and neighbors to participate.

  • Share and like the posts on Goodwill Industries International’s Facebook page, and forward the action alerts on the Legislative Action Center.

  • Tweet! Follow @GoodwillCapHill and reference #GoodwillOnHill in your tweets.

You don’t have to wait until next week to get involved. As Congress works to finalize funding for government programs relied upon by local Goodwill organizations, you can help by telling your federal representatives to support workforce spending. Your voice counts.