Updated 8:18 p.m. ET, 6/18/2014
Washington (CNN) - Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game.
Giffords’s ability to throw the first pitch is a feat in itself. She played in the annual game until she was critically injured by a gunshot wound to her head. The 2011 incident killed six people and injured 17 others and forced her to resign from Congress.
The members’ team pitcher, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, walked Giffords onto the diamond in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington before nearly 1,000 spectators.
Washington (CNN) - The group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to help push for changes in gun laws will continue trying to counter the efforts of the powerful National Rifle Association this election year.
Group officials announced they will focus on seven key Senate races and four House re-election contests that are expected to be close.
Washington (CNN) - Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Tuesday night her spirit is "strong as ever," and she's working hard to recover from her 2011 gunshot wound through different kinds of therapy.
"Speech therapy. Physical therapy. And yoga, too," she told Democratic activists at an event hosted by EMILY's List.
Washington (CNN) –– Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser in Manhattan on Wednesday evening for the gun control group founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a source familiar with the event confirmed to CNN.
Approximately 50 people will attend the fundraiser for the group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, at a private home.
Washington (CNN) – Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, recovering from a 2011 gunshot wound to the head, and her husband Mark Kelly will write a book to be issued later this year on gun rights and gun violence, their publisher, Scribner, announced Tuesday.
The book, "Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence," is set to be published in June.
(CNN) - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords drove a car for the first time since she was critically wounded in a shooting three years ago during a political event in Arizona.
"2014 will be a year of many wins for me–moments when I do something I thought I might never be able to do again," Giffords said in a post to her Facebook page Friday along with a video of her behind the wheel on a closed driving course.
(CNN) - Gabby Giffords' gun control group will air an ad featuring the former congresswoman around Tuesday’s State of the Union address, pushing Congress to take action on legislation expanding background checks on firearms sales.
Capitalizing on the wide audience, Americans for Responsible Solutions will run the ad nationwide around the President's speech.
(CNN) - Three years to the day that she was critically wounded in a mass shooting that left six dead, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords called for persistence in the fight for gun control, and revealed for the first time that she now has movement in her right arm.
In an opinion piece Wednesday for the New York Times, the Democrat from Arizona described the daily "gritty, painful, frustrating work" of rehab and compares it to her mission to strengthen gun laws, saying "our fight is a lot more like my rehab. Every day, we must wake up resolved and determined. We'll pay attention to the details; look for opportunities for progress, even when the pace is slow."
Washington (CNN) - Since leaving her role as U.S. Representative for Arizona's 8th district last year, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has become a national advocate for gun control reform, but is also devoting herself to another personal issue.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Friday that she will serve as the honorary chairwoman of its "Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse" program. Giffords is married to former Navy Captain and NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met up with former Rep. Gabby Giffords at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night.
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