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Christina Taylor Green

These Are The Most Memorable State Of The Union Guests

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

On Jan. 26, 1982, President Ronald Reagan began the tradition of honoring extraordinary Americans during the annual State of the Union address. Th...

Roxanna Green, a Voice for Gun Control, Honors Her Daughter, Christina-Taylor, Who Died in the Tucson Tragedy

Stacey Gualandi | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Stacey Gualandi

Roxanna Green never imagined a life in the public eye but when her 9-year-old daughter, Christina-Taylor, was killed on that fateful day in Tucson, Arizona, she became a voice for gun control. She recently returned from Washington, D. C., disappointed, disgusted but not surprised.

Impacting Middle School Students: The Legacy of Christina-Taylor Green

Tracey E. Vitchers | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Tracey E. Vitchers

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 come and gone, most middle school-aged youth have no personal recollection of the events of that terrible September morning.

Stars Align for Healing at Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" Event

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Jane Seymour was the picture of beauty, grace and kindness as she spoke passionately about rising above hatred and bitterness to do something meaningful for others.

Remembering Tucson

Cliff Schecter | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

It is important that this week, one year after the tragedy at Tucson, we remember those who were senselessly slaughtered there, including a 9-year old girl.

9-Year Old Killed In Tucson Shooting Continues To Inspire Change Through Her Foundation

Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

Christina-Taylor Green was memorialized on the one-year anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting as a young girl with big plans to change the world....

Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Scholarship Awarded To Emma McMahon

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

Six months after an assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took the lives of six people in Tucson, Ariz., a scholarship has been awarded in ...

At-Risk U.S. Children Struggle To Just Be Kids

Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cierra Jones does not invite her friends to sleep over. She would, if she had her own room, or her own backyard to play in. But the 9-year-old worries...

The State of Whose Union?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

We all agree our government needs major restructuring: five agencies that handle housing problems? It's crazy! But an overhaul isn't achievable, and innovation and reconciliation are impossible, if we're all hunkered down feeling unsafe.

Rep. Giffords and Christina Green: Inspiring Progress and Possibilities for American Women in Politics

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Rep. Giffords' career and Ms. Green's life cut tragically short provide something more potent than gender parity statistics: powerful examples of public leadership by women for women (and men) to admire.

Winning the Future: Can Americans Put Their Passions to Work?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Curtis Valentine

Winning the future may not only begin with our children asking themselves what they want to be when they grow up, but also making sure America can actually work to make it so.

Gun Violence Destroyed Christina's Dreams

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

How can President Obama tell us in his State of the Union that "the dreams of a little girl in Tucson... deserve the chance to be fulfilled," without talking about the gun violence that destroyed those dreams?

Rep. Giffords Opened Her Eyes - Have Members of Congress? - Lessons From Tucson - Media Trust

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes. Have members of Congress? Have Americans? Have you? Monet painted "Water Lilies" with diffused colors be...

"The President's Speech"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Watching The King's Speech, I couldn't help but be reminded of President Obama. What was demonstrated by his speech at Tucson was the influence a leader can have during times of crisis.

Charity In The Face Of Tragedy: Donation Funds Honor Arizona Shooting Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Philanthropy is playing an important role in helping people in Tucson -- and across the country -- respond to the mass shooting there. The family of ...

The President, Christina-Taylor Green, and the Real State of the Union

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Wouldn't the way to honor Christina be to care enough for all the children that are still alive but trapped in lives of quiet desperation, homeless, enrolled in dysfunctional schools, living in inner cities where random violence is a daily occurrence?

Another Death in Arizona?

Patricia Ireland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Ireland

No conversation about the death penalty was harder for me than the one I had in late 1994 with the families of Dr. Bayard Britton and clinic volunteer Jim Barrett.

Revenge Murders and Mental Illness

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Instead of the focus being on which political party might have lit Loughner's final fuse, why didn't we -- why don't we -- concentrate more on the mental health of our fellow citizens?

The President's Speech: How Obama's Body Language Defies His Message

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Parker Harris

Barack Obama struggled in Arizona with his speech impediment, while using words to comfort and strengthen a nation torn by violence, anger and bi-partisanship. And yes, I said speech impediment.

Youngest Arizona Victim's Organs Help Another Girl

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona tragedy says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area. John Green tel...

Friday Talking Points [151] -- Obama's Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To honor the fallen this week, we're going to refrain from our usual heated political rhetoric here for a change. It's only fitting, really, after su...

Christina Taylor Green's Organs Help Save Child

The Arizona Republic | Jaimee Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in Saturday's shootings in Tucson, donated her organs....

Christina Taylor Green -- A Virgin Presence, With Expectations

Susan J. Cobb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan J. Cobb

In her physical absence, what 9-year-old Christina symbolizes is a powerful spiritual presence.

Living Up to Our Kids' Expectations

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

As mothers, fathers, and grandparents we have a unique and powerful voice, and now is the time to make our voices heard in a united call for kindness, decency, and goodness in our democracy.

The Ugly American Is Back

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Jenkins

Free speech needs its own discipline, however enforced. The best rebuttal of the politics of hate is a torrent of love, and if not love then at least of facts.