U.S. Senator Patty Murray Honored with Goodwill® Policymaker Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Goodwill Industries International is pleased to honor U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as a recipient of its Goodwill Policymaker Award for 2015. The award recognizes a federal lawmaker who has clearly demonstrated support for Goodwill’s public policy priorities.
Sen. Murray supported the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2014, which amended the Older Americans Act of 1965.
“The senator and her staff have consistently shown a willingness to discuss workforce issues impacting the populations that Goodwill serves,” said Terry Hayes, president and CEO of Tacoma Goodwill Industries (WA). “By supporting legislation that impacts the people Goodwill serves, Sen. Murray has proven to be a strong advocate for Goodwill’s mission.”
The award was presented on Tuesday, April 14 during a reception in Washington, DC, as part of Goodwill’s annual advocacy event.
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Charlene Sarmiento
Public Relations Program Manager
Goodwill Industries International
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