Pledge to America’s Workers Month

A year after signing an Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker, President Trump has declared July as Pledge to America’s Workers Month.

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Making the DISABILITY VOTE Count

A national effort is underway from July 15 – July 19, 2019 to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential. The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) each year on the third week of July to increase the political power of people with disabilities.

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Congress Can Restore Giving

GivingUSA recently released The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018, and the results are troubling. During this time of economic growth, charitable giving should also be growing or at least keeping pace.

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Policymakers Reflect on Fatherhood

In recognition of Father’s Day last Sunday, the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on opportunities for the federal government to support and promote responsible fatherhood.

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The First Step Act Offers a Second Chance for Individuals

Since the First Step Act was passed on a bipartisan basis and signed into law last December, roughly 1,000 second chance individuals have returned home from federal prisons.

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Celebrating the Class of 2019

My social media feed is filled with graduation pictures including from my friend’s daughter’s pre-K, two of my cousins’ high school and a colleague’s son’s college graduation ceremony.

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Engaging New Voters

Are you registered to vote? This is a question you may get asked via phone, when walking into the grocery store or waiting for public transportation. Rather than viewing the question as a nuisance, consider the importance of ensuring that people in your community have access to engage in democracy.

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We Must All Work Together

As someone who works in government relations, I can tell you that at times I become jaded. The partisan bickering can be exhausting. It can take years for an idea to eventually become a law. However, I had an experience this week that reminded me that our collective advocacy efforts do make a difference and are being recognized.

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Congress Places New Taxes on the Tax-Exempt

Most adults know the significance of April 15th. Yes, it’s tax day – the date by which American taxpayers have to file their taxes. But are you aware that May 15th is nonprofit tax day?

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Lend Your Voice During Goodwill Industries® Week

It’s Goodwill Industries Week and this year we are celebrating mission moments, highlighting the many success stories of individuals who have received services from local Goodwill® organizations around the country.

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Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Led by the Administration for Community Living's Administration on Aging, Older Americans Month (OAM) is observed every May to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities.

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Marking April as Second Chance Month

April is Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness of the challenges facing people exiting the justice system and to spotlight the important work being done to empower these individuals to successfully reenter their communities, including programs and services offered by local Goodwill® agencies across the country.

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