Hurd, Gabbard Lead Bipartisan Effort to Support Giving Tuesday
by Will Hurd on December 4, 2019 at 11:40 AM
Yesterday, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and I announced our bipartisan House resolution, H.Res.709, recognizing the significant and positive impact American volunteers and charitable organizations have on communities across the country. The resolution hails the tradition of Giving Tuesday, designated as the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving weekend which has become widely known as a day for charitable giving.
Each year the season of giving serves as an important reminder that much more unites us than divides us. For America to continue to be the greatest nation in the world we must be able to focus on the things that bring us together. "Giving Tuesday" is the perfect example of how we can come together to help those in need across communities near and far, which is why I’m proud to join Rep. Tulsi Gabbard today in this bipartisan effort to recognize "Giving Tuesday" and honor all the great Americans lending helping hands to others across this great nation.
“Now, more than ever, it is important to recognize ‘Giving Tuesday.’ It is important to remember that despite being bombarded by partisan bickering, the spirit of giving and charity transcends party and district. Across America, people are giving their time and hard-earned money to help one another. While we may disagree on policy, we have one another’s well-being at heart,” said Gabbard. “This spirit of aloha reminds us that there is more that binds us together in the face of forces trying to tear us apart. I am proud to lead this resolution with Congressman Hurd once again and urge Congress to make the designation of this important day official.”
I previously introduced the bipartisan Giving Tuesday resolution with Rep. Gabbard in 2017 and 2018.