January 30, 2013
"Thank you for inviting me here today. This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you."

Gabrielle Giffords, at today’s Senate hearing on gun-control regulations.

November 8, 2012
"After today, after this moment, Gabby and I are done thinking about you."

Gabrielle Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly, during the sentencing hearing for the man who almost killed his wife.

September 6, 2012

We try not to toss around the word “amazing” too often, but Gabrielle Giffords was amazing tonight.

(Source: theatlanticwire.com)

February 9, 2012
Injured Aide to Gabrielle Giffords Will Run for Her Seat

Ron Barber, who served as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ district director confirmed Thursday that he will run in a special election to fill her vacant seat in the House. He was injured in the Tucson, Arizona shooting that severely wounded Giffords and killed six others. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Barber was likely to run and Giffords was likely to endorse him, and several outlets thought this would be a fairly easy election for him. Read more.
[Image: Associated Press]

Injured Aide to Gabrielle Giffords Will Run for Her Seat

Ron Barber, who served as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ district director confirmed Thursday that he will run in a special election to fill her vacant seat in the House. He was injured in the Tucson, Arizona shooting that severely wounded Giffords and killed six others. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Barber was likely to run and Giffords was likely to endorse him, and several outlets thought this would be a fairly easy election for him. Read more.

[Image: Associated Press]

August 2, 2011
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Will Run for Re-Election

Following her emotional return to the House of Representatives last night to vote in support of the debt deal, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffordsannounced on The Early Show this morning that she will run for re-election in Arizona. The show promptly tweeted the news. The recovery of the 41-year-old representative from Tucson following her gunshot wound by crazed shooter Jared Lee Loughner in January has been closely watched. She was released from the hospital five months after the shooting, staging what appears to be a miraculous recovery. Explaining her vote last night, Giffords said in a statement “I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.”

August 2, 2011
inothernews:

“GIFFORDS: YES”   Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D- AZ) returns for a surprise visit to Capitol Hill last night to cast her vote for the debt compromise bill.  Ms. Giffords, escorted by fellow Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D - FL) and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, continues to recover from gunshot wounds suffered in an attack earlier this year.  (Photo: Tom Williams / Roll Call via the Washington Post)

From a statement issued by Rep. Gifford’s office: “”I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.” Read more at The Atlantic.

inothernews:

“GIFFORDS: YES”   Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D- AZ) returns for a surprise visit to Capitol Hill last night to cast her vote for the debt compromise bill.  Ms. Giffords, escorted by fellow Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D - FL) and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, continues to recover from gunshot wounds suffered in an attack earlier this year.  (Photo: Tom Williams / Roll Call via the Washington Post)

From a statement issued by Rep. Gifford’s office: “”I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.” Read more at The Atlantic.

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