About Gabby

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is no stranger to a tough fight. She fought for the best interests of Arizonans when she ran for the US House as a Democrat in a longtime red district—and won. She fought to survive after she was shot, and continues to battle her way through her ongoing recovery. And, as the leader of Giffords, she fights, every day, to end gun violence in this country.


Gabby has faced remarkable barriers, and she’s broken through them time and time again. As a local business owner, a member of Congress, and a gun violence survivor, she’s learned what it takes to create impactful change.

A Life Dedicated to Public Service

First representing her community in the Arizona legislature, Gabby quickly sought higher office and won a US House seat in 2006—making her a trailblazer in more ways than one. She fought for the best interests of her constituents, and her popularity stemmed from her extraordinary ability to bring people together and her unwillingness to shy away from tough decisions.

Words once come easily; today I struggle to speak. But I have not lost my voice. America needs all of us to speak out, even when you have to fight to find the words.

Gabby Giffords


If you have a story of overcoming obstacles that you’d like to share, or if Gabby’s story has touched or inspired you in some way, please drop us a line.