FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2011
CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560
AARP Arizona State Director David Mitchell Statement in Wake of Shooting Involving Congresswoman Giffords
(Phoenix, AZ) -- AARP Arizona State Director David Mitchell released the following statement in the wake of the shooting involving Arizona Congresswoman Gabriella Giffords.
“AARP members in Arizona and across the country join in grieving the profound human losses of yesterday's tragic shooting, and we are here to support those forced to deal in the coming days and beyond with the physical and emotional damage inflicted upon them. This senseless act of violence claimed the lives of good people of all ages, and we join Americans everywhere in mourning their loss. For those victims and loved ones who survived, but suffer the wounds that we can see and the scars that we can't, we offer the thoughts and prayers of the entire community of AARP members in Arizona and millions more nationwide."
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