Gabby Giffords

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received her undergraduate degree from Scripps College and then later earned her Master’s in regional planning from Cornell University before dedicating more than 15 years to public service.

As the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate, she represented her community in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005, and then in Congress from 2006-2012. In 2013, Congresswoman Giffords and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions to encourage elected officials to stand up for laws that make communities safer from gun violence. Today she leads Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization she co-founded. Giffords is a nonprofit organization that shifts culture, changes policies, and challenges injustice, inspiring Americans across the country to fight gun violence.

Learn more about Gabrielle Giffords’ mission to save lives from gun violence on the Giffords organization’s website.


What You Can Do To Make Women And Families Safer

By Gabby Giffords