#GivingTuesday Resolution IntroducedPosted:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis announced he is co-sponsoring H.Res. 761 to recognize #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, kicks off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving and volunteerism, to follow the widely recognized shopping events 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.
“One of the amazing things about this country is the generosity of our citizenry,” said Davis. “Any time a natural disaster or other devastating act occurs, the true spirit of the American people shines through with donations of time, resources and goods. Recognizing ‘GivingTuesday' gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of those around us and our duty to help our neighbors and give back to our communities.”
Now in its third year, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement with over 16,000 U.S.-based partners that celebrates the power of giving in all its forms. Launched by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in 2012, this worldwide movement harnesses the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities and celebrates the power of giving in all its forms.
This resolution has bi-partisan support. It was introduced by U.S. Reps. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and also co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Todd Young (R-Ind.), Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) and Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.).