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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 27: Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords waves to the crowd as her husband, retired NASA Astronaut and Navy Captain Mark Kelly, looks on after delivering remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, Iowa — Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords will be in Des Moines Monday to encourage Iowans to vote for gun violence prevention.
Giffords has been an advocate for stricter gun control laws since 2011, when she was shot in the head at a political event in Arizona.
She is taking part in an event for the 2016 Vocal Majority Tour, which urges voters who support change to current gun control laws to vote for candidates who echo their beliefs on the issue. The program also wants Iowans to take advantage of early voting in Iowa.
Giffords will be joined by several Iowa lawmakers at the event. It begins at 10:00 a.m. on the west steps of the Iowa State Capitol.