Congressman Rosa DeLauro to Receive Advocacy Award from Goodwill Industries®

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) as a recipient of its Goodwill® National Policymaker Award for 2013. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities.
Like Goodwill, DeLauro is a champion of job creation as a means to strengthen the economy. She is a ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, and Education, which provides funding to many of the federal programs leveraged by Goodwill, including the one-stop career center system. DeLauro is also an outspoken advocate for veterans and their families, and seeks to protect programs and services that improve their physical and mental well-being. She has supported legislation that now provides assistance to post-9/11 veterans choosing to pursue on-the-job training career services programs, such as those offered by Goodwill agencies nationwide.
Richard Borer, president and CEO of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (North Haven, CT), nominated DeLauro for the award. “Congresswoman DeLauro shares Goodwill’s priorities when it comes to strengthening families through job creation and education. We look forward to working with her on legislative issues that can get more people into the workforce and onto the path to self-sufficiency.”
The award was announced at a reception in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 15th.  The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s seventh annual Advocacy Day – “Designing Goodwill into the Future.”