Future Caucus Introduces Bipartisan #GivingTuesday Resolution

November 20, 2014

Future Caucus members unite across the aisle to gather support and create message of giving.

Future Caucus Introduces Bipartisan #GivingTuesday Resolution

Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2014) – U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-2) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL-18), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, today introduced H.Res. 761 to recognize #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, kicks off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving and volunteerism, to follow the widely recognized shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The #GivingTuesday resolution recognizes that philanthropy and charitable giving knows no party divide, as giving has the ability to transcend any differences of political ideologies and has the power to unite people across boundaries. 

Watch #GivingTuesday’s video here:

Background on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014, follows the widely recognized shopping events BlackFriday and Cyber Monday, kicking off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving, combining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. Now in its third year, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement that celebrates the power of giving in all its forms. This effort builds on the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday leverages the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world. #GivingTuesday was founded by 92nd Street Y and is spearheaded in tandem with the support of the United Nations Foundation. 

A team of recognized experts, influencers, and founding partners originally spearheaded this effort. The founding partners include Blackbaud, CECP, charity: water, GlobalGiving, Groupon, Kiva, Microsoft, Pvblic Foundation, (RED), Unilever, United Nations Development Programme and Univision among many others. The movement includes signature media partner MSNBC, who will help spotlight the innovative ways that people are giving back in their communities and the world.

Rep. Sara Jacobs


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