Future Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Bipartisan Resolution on #GivingTuesday

October 21, 2015

Members of Congress call for national day of giving and volunteerism.

October 21, 2015

Media Contacts:
Emily Latimer (Gabbard), (202) 604-2330
Shana Teehan (Hurd), (202) 225-4511

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02) and Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX-23), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution to recognize #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving and volunteerism. #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, begins the holiday season in the spirit of service, following widely-recognized shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“Every single day, each of us has the opportunity to find a way to give back to our communities, to help those in need, and to have a positive impact on those around us.  #GivingTuesday highlights this opportunity and the special importance of service and giving back,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. 

Too often, national politics and media focus on the issues that divide us, rather than those that unite us. Service, volunteerism, and giving back are principles that unite us, and allow us to transcend the many labels that can often divide us

— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

“We live in the most generous nation in the world, ready to give a helping hand to our next-door neighbors or people we have never met on the other side of the world,” said Congressman Will Hurd.

While global poverty continues to decline, there is always more that Americans can do to help those in need in our communities, both local and international. Giving Tuesday reminds those with much to remember those with little.

— Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)

Giving Tuesday was launched by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in 2012, and has since become a worldwide movement, harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change. In it’s first year, GivingTuesday brought together more than 2,500 organizations in all 50 States, and it has continued to gain momentum every year since, with more than 35,000 partners in the United States and around the world.

Full text of the resolution can be found HERE.


Rep. Sara Jacobs


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