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Giffords Women’s Coalition

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The Giffords Women’s Coalition focuses on engaging women leaders in preventing gun violence. The Coalition combats gun violence against women and families by urging action to:

  • Prevent stalkers and abusers from having easy access to guns
  • Close the background check loopholes in our federal laws that let felons and domestic abusers legally buy and own firearms
  • Strengthen existing laws and ensure lawmakers and stakeholders have the resources and training they need to prevent and address gun violence against women

Coalition Members

Members of the Giffords Women’s Coalition include:

  • The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords, Former Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Madeline K. Albright, Former United States Secretary of State
  • The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
  • The Honorable Carla Hills, Former United States Trade Representative
  • The Honorable Connie Morella, Former Member of Congress & Ambassador in Residence for American University’s Women in Politics Institute
  • The Honorable Ann Veneman, Former United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey
  • Chief Janeé Harteau, Chief of Police, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dr. Ritha Belizaire, MD, Surgeon, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Dr. Brittany Cooper, Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, & Africana Studies, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College
  • Dr. Debora Spar, President, Barnard College
  • Gail Becker, President of Strategic Partnerships & Global Integration, & Chair of Edelman’s Global Women’s Network
  • Connie Britton, Actress & Activist
  • Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Kim Gandy, President & CEO, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Ruth Glenn, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Mariska Hargitay, Actress, Director & Founder/President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
  • Nanxi Liu, CEO & Founder, Enplug Technologies
  • Dylann McGee, Founder & Executive Producer, MAKERS
  • Alyssa Milano, Actress & Activist
  • Barbara Parker, Gun Violence Survivor; Mother of slain reporter Alison Parker
  • Jennifer Pinckney, Gun Violence Survivor; Wife of slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney
  • Senator Clementa Pinckney, Founder, Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney Foundation
  • Katy Ray-Jones, CEO, National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action
  • Hayley Zachary, Co-Founder, Giffords
  • Andrea Pino, Co-Founder, End Rape on Campus
  • Suzy Shuster, Sports Journalist
  • Jamie Tares, Entertainment Executive

Speaking Up

Gabrielle Giffords: We need courage to face our gun-safety problem now [The Washington Post, 6/15/17]

Gabrielle Giffords, Alyssa Milano, & Connie Britton: This Is What You Can Do To Make Women And Families Safer Right Now [Bustle, 11/4/16]

Gabrielle Giffords & Katie Ray-Jones: Guns killing women: Time for Congress to act [CNN, 7/30/14]

Gabrielle Giffords: A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip [The New York Times, 4/17/13]

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