Though service and career as a non-profit executive often take precedent to telling voters she’s a Democrat on the campaign trail, Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn was nowhere to be found when it came to yesterday’s #GivingTuesday, a day nationally recognized as one of service.
A blog post on The White House website calls #GivingTuesday “a worldwide effort to raise awareness and motivate action for the common good,” saying it’s “intended to encourage Americans to reflect and give back.”
Nunn’s hypothetical connection to the event goes deeper; Hands On Atlanta, a non-profit she helped start, is listed as a partner on the event’s official site.
Yet mere mention of the service day was nowhere to be found on the Points of Light CEO turned candidate’s website, Facebook, or Twitter pages.
Instead the spotlight shown her latest campaign tour across Georgia urging Washington to learn from the Peach State, this one dubbed Georgia Entrepreneurship. Ironically enough it was launched the same day as #GivingTuesday.
Nunn’s digital ads and stump speeches frequently carry calls for a spirit of volunteerism in Washington, though it seems a trek to boost poll numbers couldn’t wait for an opportunity to do so.