In the Media: Gabby Giffords Discusses Public Policy with the Huffington Post

Gabby Giffords ’93 discussed her continued involvement in public policy and gun violence prevention in the Huffington Post. On August 1, 2011—a decade ago—Giffords, then a Democratic representative from Arizona, returned to the House floor to cast her first vote after being shot at a constituent event the previous January. Since then, she has founded Giffords, an organization that works toward gun violence prevention. “Public service has always motivated me. I had to return for that vote on the House floor 10 years ago because I didn’t want to let my colleagues and my constituents down,” Giffords said. “Today, the public service I’m engaged in takes a different form―I may no longer be in elected office, but my desire to serve is as strong as ever.”