U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to Receive Advocacy Award from Goodwill Industries®

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) 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.
Blumenthal shares Goodwill’s belief that a vibrant workforce is the backbone of a strong U.S. economy, and that today’s workers must be prepared for new types of employment. He believes federal investments in job training programs and career-transition assistance are necessary to ensure that our workforce is versatile and adaptive.
A former sergeant in the U.S. United States Marine Corps Reserves, Blumenthal is also a staunch advocate for veterans’ services like those provided by Goodwill agencies nationwide.
Richard Borer, president and CEO of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (North Haven, CT), nominated Blumenthal for the award. “Sen. Blumenthal and Goodwill share the same beliefs about ways to prepare workers today for tomorrow’s workforce. We are pleased to work with the senator on legislation and policies that promote education, job training and other career supports.”
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.”