Washington, D.C – The Independent Women’s Forum vehemently condemns the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the innocent bystanders in the crowd. IWF offers our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and constituents.

“This is a very sad day for our country,” said IWF’s Executive Director Carrie Lukas. “We may disagree with Rep. Grifford on certain policy issues, but she is an honorable woman representing her constituents and performing a valuable service to her country. Violence like this has no place in our democracy.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have been hurt and killed in these attacks,” Lukas continued.


The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution. IWF is dedicated to building support for free markets, limited government, and individual responsibility. IWF seeks to combat the too-common presumption that women want and benefit from big government, and build awareness of the ways that women are better served by greater economic freedom.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Carrie Lukas, please call Carol Eberly at
202-631-0130 or email [email protected].