On Thursday April 11, Goodwill leaders, employees, board members and program participants from across the United States will travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for the issues that matter most to local Goodwill organizations and the people they serve. For those who are unable to travel to D.C., Goodwill Industries International (GII) will be hosting a Virtual Advocacy Day. In today’s social media driven world, virtual advocacy is becoming a powerful tool to communicate with our elected officials. According to the Congressional Management Foundation, 98% of lawmakers view this communication as extremely important and effective.
On this day, we will call on all Goodwill advocates to send messages to Congress, either through a letter or a social media post, about important issues and to support our colleagues advocating in person. Our advocates will be asking Congress to protect funding for workforce development and job training programs, to expand charitable giving incentives, and to provide back pay for federal contractors (including local Goodwill employees) who are still recovering from the government shutdown.
Every voice matters and we invite you to TAKE ACTION with us on April 11th. Resources will be provided through the GII Legislative Action Center. Click here to register. Stay tuned for more information and resources on these important issues. Make sure to follow us @GoodwillCapHill and get ready for #GoodwillOnHill!