Action or Inaction in Congress Will Impact the Lives of People Goodwill® Serves
By Sarah Ford on September 19, 2013
Congress’s plate of must do legislation is full as we head into the fall. Spending bills, debt limit increases, and resolutions on Syria, are big bites to swallow in the short time between now and the end of the year. A number of other issues, pending decisions in Washington, will have real impact on many of the individuals across the country for whom Goodwill® provides vital services. The following legislative issues are on the table, and will affect Goodwill’s ability to help people find jobs and advance in their careers:
- Long-overdue improvements to the nation’s job training system that would better leverage Goodwill’s job training resources and expertise.
- Reduced charitable giving incentives that could discourage people from donating resources to local Goodwill agencies.
- Reduced funding for job training and supportive services that could limit resources that allow Goodwill and its partners to do more in local communities.
People like former Navy Operations Specialist Juanita Williams stand to be impacted by these decisions.