Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, photographed in her home in Tucson, Arizona by Nigel Parry for Time. Portraits of Influence: The 2013 TIME 100 April 18, 2013 Read more: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/portraits-of-influence/#ixzz2RMsTaRhI
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was shot in the head in a mass shooting on Jan. 8, 2011, by Jared Lee Loughner, while holding a constituents meeting outside. Miraculously, she survived and has recovered most of the way. This is a "before" photo of her. .........(from source) Gabrielle Giffords Shot
Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. On her death she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee - the only member of Congress to vote against the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) language drafted in the days following 9/11. That language became the legal foundation for the "war on terror". Her office was deluged with death threats and hateful criticism in the weeks following her vote. Now, with ten years of Guantanomo Bay, Iraqi war, and drone strikes - her wisdom, courage and foresight is beyond inspiring.