Pureval, Giffords Rally Supporters For Women’s Rights And An End To Gun Violence

Pureval, Giffords Rally Supporters For Women's Rights And An End To Gun Violence

Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval was joined by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and campaign interns to announce his new organization, Women for Aftab. Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval, joined by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, stood before about 125 supporters – mostly women – in a North Avondale front yard Wednesday to launch a "Women for Aftab" organization. And, because the event included Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot and gravely wounded at a "town hall" type event in January 2011 – a mass shooting that killed six people – the gathering in the front yard of Beth Wayne turned into a rally against gun violence as well. The formation of Women For Aftab will target what is, of course, the largest block of voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, and one that, in the 2018 Democratic effort to take over the U.S. House, is considered crucial, as Pureval tries to unseat long-time Republican congressman Steve Chabot. Giffords is still suffering greatly from her serious wounds. She has difficulty talking, walking and her eyesight is affected. But she stood on Beth Wayne’s front porch and slowly and deliberately did two things: endorse Pureval in his campaign, and urge everyone supporting him to support her crusade to end gun violence. Supporters gather on a front lawn in North Avondale to hear Giffords and Pureval speak. "These are scary times in which we live,” Giffords said, a reference to the many mass shootings since she was wounded seven […]

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