Footage captured Progressive Democratic Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania walking by a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who were being arrested for their rowdy protests advocating for a Gaza ceasefire outside the Capitol. In the video, Fetterman is seen holding up an Israeli flag. Fetterman has received praise from supporters of Israel for his decision to display photographs of all 239 individuals currently held in Gaza outside his office.
Who is Gisele Fetterman?
Gisele Fetterman, born on December 21, 1982, is an American philanthropist, activist, and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania since her husband, John Fetterman, assumed the role of Lieutenant Governor in 2019. Known for her advocacy work, Gisele has become a prominent figure in Pennsylvania, particularly in addressing issues related to immigration, food insecurity, and social justice.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gisele immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her early experiences of poverty and the challenges of being an undocumented immigrant have significantly influenced her commitment to social causes.
Gisele is a co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that aims to reduce food waste by redirecting surplus food to those in need. The organization utilizes a network of volunteers and technology to rescue and distribute surplus food, addressing both food insecurity and environmental concerns.
Her advocacy extends to issues of immigration, and she has been vocal about her experiences as an immigrant. Gisele has worked to promote inclusivity and support for immigrant communities. In 2019, she faced an incident of racial profiling, drawing attention to the persistence of such issues even for public figures.
Beyond her formal roles, Gisele is recognized for her down-to-earth approach and accessibility. She actively engages with the community and uses her platform to amplify the voices of the marginalized.
Gisele and John Fetterman, known for their untraditional and approachable style, bring a unique dynamic to Pennsylvania politics. Their combined efforts reflect a commitment to social justice, community service, and grassroots initiatives.