Rep. Giffords Hero Intern Will Be Honored In Houston

As Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords recovers in a Houston hospital from a gunshot  wound to the head, the intern who helped save her life will soon be honored in Houston.

Daniel Hernandez had only been on the job for less than a week when the tragic events in Tucson unfolded.  He has been honored by President Barack Obama and will soon be honored by the Victory Fund.

MEDIA ADVISORY:  Victory Fund to honor hero intern Daniel Hernandez, Jr. in Houston

 The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund will honor Daniel Hernandez, Jr., an intern for Rep. Gabriel Giffords (D-Ariz.), at its Houston Champagne Brunch on Sunday, April 17.  President Barack Obama called Hernandez a hero for helping to save Giffords’ life after a mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., in January.

 Also appearing at the event: 

  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
  • Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council
  • Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO of the Victory Fund

 The Event:

 Victory Fund Houston Champagne Brunch

The Corinthian, 202 Fannin Street

11 AM – 2PM

http://www.victoryfund.org/files/20thanniversary/index.html

 Background:

Two decades have passed since the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund first began working to elect openly LGBT leaders to public office. In that time, the number of out elected officials has grown from less than 50 to more than 500.

In 2011, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund celebrates 20 years of success growing the number of openly LGBT leaders in elected office across America.  Please join us for a special celebration to mark our 20th anniversary on Sunday, April 17 in Houston, TX.

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