Pamela Simon

Pam Simon served as the community outreach coordinator for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following a career of two decades teaching middle and high school. On January 8, 2011, while staffing the congresswoman at a Congress on Your Corner event at a local grocery store, Pam was shot in the arm and the chest. Twelve others including the congresswoman were wounded and six people died on that day. Upon retiring from the congressional office, Pam helped launch the Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ “Demand a Plan” initiative that asked the 2012 presidential candidates to offer a plan to reduce gun violence. Since that time she has spoken out in local, national, and international news media interviews, documentaries, rallies, and forums, written op-eds, and given keynote addresses. Pam has served on staff at Everytown for Gun Safety and has worked with numerous organizations as a voice for common-sense gun legislation, including Moms Demand Action, Arizonans for Gun Safety, Moms Rising, Organizing for Action, Gun Violence Prevention Arizona, and Giffords. Pam was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change in 2014.