Congresswoman Giffords Shot in Arizona
In my inbox tonight from Democracia U.S.A.:
Democracia Saddened, Outraged at Attack Against U.S. Congresswoman, Staff, and Others at Tucson Event
Today, Democracia U.S.A., the nation's largest Hispanic voter registration and civic empowerment organization, joined the nation in expressing sadness and outrage at the senseless shooting in Tucson, Arizona which led to the death of Federal Judge John Roll, and several innocent civilians and critically injured others, including Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. The motive for the shooting is yet to be determined.
"We send our condolences to the families of those who were murdered today, our thoughts and prayers are certainly with them. We also want to express our vigorous support for our friend Congresswoman Giffords; we are praying for her full and speedy recovery," said Jorge Mursuli, President of Democracia U.S.A.
"Congresswoman Giffords has been a determined leader and advocate in the U.S. Congress for the Latino community on issues like health care and immigration reform. She was also a strong ally in trying to help combat the anti-Latino rhetoric that dominated many of the mid-term races in Arizona," continued Mursuli, President of Democracia U.S.A. "She is one of our nation's best; a dedicated and principled politician. We hope that whoever is responsible for this is brought to swift justice," concluded Mursuli.