Congressman Capuano Accepts National Goodwill Recognition

Rockville, MD — Goodwill Industries International honors Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) as a recipient of its National Policymaker Award for 2011. This award recognizes a federal policymaker who has demonstrated support for the public policy priorities of Goodwill® and is an advocate of the organization’s job training programs.
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries® (Boston, MA) nominated Rep. Capuano for taking a stand against budget cuts that would drastically reduce job training funding and create hardships for Goodwill program participants during a time of high unemployment.
“Congressman Capuano knows that many people in American society face great challenges,” said Joanne K. Hilferty, president and CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. “He’s willing to stand up to support those who often times have too little of a voice in Washington.”
At a reception in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 11, Rep. Capuano was recognized and thanked for being a champion of issues relevant to Goodwill and its mission of helping people build careers and strengthen their families and communities. The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day.
“Goodwill’s job training and career development programs are exactly what we need to build stronger communities during a time of economic hardship,” said Congressman Michael Capuano. “I am committed to supporting Goodwill’s mission of helping people live independent lives through work.”