Congressman Johnson tapped for Goodwill’s Policymaker Leader Award

April 11, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has been recognized by Goodwill Industries International (GII) as a 2019 Policymaker Leader.

Rep. Johnson is receiving the award for demonstrating tremendous support of Goodwill’s public policy and legislative agenda, including criminal justice reform and workforce development.

“I am honored to receive this award from Goodwill,” said Congressman Johnson, who recently introduced legislation that supports regional economic development training for partners of Goodwill. “I have truly enjoyed working with Goodwill at job fairs, my annual Resources Fair and other events throughout the years to improve the life of Georgians across the 4th district and the state.”

Congressman Johnson has been particularly supportive of Goodwill in North Georgia, speaking at the grand opening ceremony of its new headquarters in Decatur in 2016. The organization’s positive economic impact in his district—and, more broadly, the state of Georgia—has earned it the support of the men and women of the community.

“These awards recognize lawmakers who support the vital mission of Goodwill through important policies,” said Steve Preston, president and CEO at Goodwill Industries International. “Through endorsement and support from our champions in Congress, the needs of Goodwill program participants have been reflected through legislation, advocacy events, high-level committee meetings, and other profound means of advocating for our program participants.”

Congressman Johnson is joined by 11 of his colleagues from both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in receiving this award.

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