Praying For Gabrielle Giffords And Repudiating Terror

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[Op-Ed: National]

Praying For Gabrielle Giffords And Repudiating Terror

Today is a sad day for all Americans. As a country, we know there is no place for the sort of terror and hate reported in Tucson, Arizona.

On behalf of the 2.2 million nurses, janitors, homecare aides, bus drivers and other members of the Service Employees International Union, I would like to express our deepest condolences to all those touched by this tragedy.

From Representative Gabrielle Giffords who is battling for her life to those who were injured and killed, you will be in our prayers now and in the coming days and weeks. Representative Giffords is a friend and an ally to working families across this country. Called to public service by the pursuit of justice for all people, Rep. Giffords has been a leader on making healthcare more affordable, fixing our broken immigration system and improving the lives of working families.

Even when it wasn’t easy, Gabrielle Giffords has walked with middle class Americans and fought for what was right. Time and again – from a podium on the floor of the House of Representatives or working with her constituents in Arizona’s 8th District – Gabrielle Giffords has proven that she’s a fighter.  And this evening, as doctors continue to treat her, we pray she will prove it once again.

Mary Kay Henry is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President

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