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Transcript of Gabrielle Giffords
Gabrielle attended Scripps College
History, Actually "Her" story
She majored in Sociology & Latin American History
After she graduated Scripps she was accepted to the Fulbright Program and traveled to Chihuahua Chihuahua, Mexico and studied eighty thousand "Old Colony" Mennonites.
Here she lived with them, without electricity or indoor plumbing, all the while compiling data on their fertility and mortality rates, as well as Mennonites who strayed from the faith.
Later, she went on to earn a master's degree in regional planning at Cornell University
Then she went to work at Price
Waterhouse in New York
She then went on to run her family's business...
Women, Activism, and the Vote
Photos Of Gabby
"It seemed like the beginning of a grand and glittering adventure in the big city: posh apartments, pointy toed shoes, and maybe even my first martini." (Gabrielle Giffords)
This is when she started to see issues in her state and decided to enter into politics.
She sold the company to Goodyear Tire, and ran for a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives.
El Campo Tire Warehouses
Before being elected to the Arizona House, she served on a number of local boards, including the Arizona Friends of Small Business, Tohono Chul Park, YMCA of Metropolitan Tucson, Tucson Regional Water Council, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Southern Arizona Minutemen Committee (Arizona Air National Guard) and Pima County Drug Court Community Resources.
Arizona State Legislative Positions:
2000 -Elected to the Arizona House of Representatives
2002 - Elected to the Arizona State Senate
the Arizona State Senate
She was the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Arizona State Senate and only the third from the state, ever.
2004 - Re-elected to the Arizona State Senate
United States Legislative Position
Gabrielle Giffords was elected to the United States Congress in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008
From Legislator to Advocate
This is the image that Representative Giffords was discussing in the previous video.
Shortly after this interview, Gabrielle Giffords was shot during a Congress on Your Corner event by a young man who has been described as "mentally unstable"
The shooting was the first time I ever heard of Gabrielle Giffords.
After the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut Gabrielle and her husband Mark visited with the families of the children that were killed.
They realized, something must be done about gun violence.
Giffords , G., & Kelly, M. (2011). Gabby a story of courage and hope. (1st ed.). New York, NY : Scribner.
(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/gabrielle-giffords-20550593