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Join us April 19th for Goodwill’s Virtual Advocacy Day 2018. Help us fight for jobs/job training programs and other important issues impacting your local Goodwill. RSVP today to take a virtual action April 19th. bit.ly/2pT835m #GoodwillOnHill
April 19th marks the occasion of Legislative Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill for Goodwill organizations across the country as well as Virtual Advocacy Day for those organizations who are unable to be in Washington DC but are still actively supporting advocacy efforts on behalf of the individuals that Goodwill serves. While there are several priority legislative issues being discussed with our elected representatives on this day, there are two in particular that Ohio Valley Goodwill is helping to support. The first is funding for America’s workforce development programs. In 2017, more than 2.1 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers and obtain employment services. Locally, Ohio Valley Goodwill served more than 3400 people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans and helped 917 to get jobs in our local community. On this Legislative Advocacy Day, Goodwill organizations are urging funding for critical workforce development programs be continued at fully authorized levels.
Another critical piece of legislation is related to charitable giving. Donations are the lifeblood of the nonprofit sector, and the charitable tax deduction is a century-old American tradition that encourages giving. As such, Goodwill seeks to expand charitable giving incentives and increase donor awareness and transparency. As policymakers address the budget deficit and reform our tax system, Goodwill urges Congress to protect charitable giving incentives for individuals and families and to allow all taxpayers to receive a benefit for charitable contributions.
Please join Goodwill in advocating for these critical legislative priorities. #GoodwillonHill.
Thank you for all your support and thank you for being a Goodwill Advocate!