Giffords's synagogue holds vigil; tributes unfold online
A kind of virtual vigil has appeared on Twitter, led by users asking people to follow Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Twitter account in a show of respect for the wounded Congresswoman.
Giffords' account grew by roughly 3,000 followers Sunday morning, according to a cached version of her page.
Others worked to mobilize celebrities and political pundits on Twitter, asking for displays of bipartisan support in wake of the shooting.
Giffords's synagogue holds vigil
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-Ariz.) synagogue has scheduled a vigil at 9 a.m. local time. Giffords belongs to the reform synagogue Congregation Chaverim.
Giffords, Arizona's first Jewish congresswoman, had her wedding to Navy captain and astronaut Mark Kelly officiated by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron in 2007.
A vigil was held Saturday night on Capitol Hill for Giffords and the victims of the Tucson shooting, which left Giffords critically injured, and a nine year-old girl and federal judge John Roll among those dead.
Local news accounts list a number of vigils that will be held throughout the day Sunday in Arizona.
Emi Kolawole and James Buck
| January 9, 2011; 10:15 AM ET
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