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Gabbard Aims to Recognize #GivingTuesday

October 21, 2015, 9:08 AM HST
* Updated October 21, 9:11 AM
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Co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Congressman Will Hurd of Texas, announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution to recognize #GivingTuesday.

The day would follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the first Tuesday after Thankgiving, and would be a global day of charitable giving and volunteerism.

“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 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.”

In 2012, Giving Tuesday was launched by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. Since then, it has become a worldwide movement, joining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world.

More than 2,500 organizations were brought together across the country in its first year and has continued to grow since.

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