Posts Tagged ‘Gary Peters’

Guns in school concept showing red brick old fashion schoolhouse on a stack of educational school books with guns and bullets. Gun violence

Why I Protest Gun Violence

People asked me why we walked out of school on March 14. They were bewildered when we walked out a second time on April 20. They were dumbfounded to see us standing in the pouring rain with candles after Santa Fe. Every time, my answer for them was the same: We are standing here because…

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Lasting Partnership

[similar id=45408 type=all] Michigan and Israel economic partnership continues to grow thanks to MIBA. The Michigan Israel Business Accelerator (MIBA), a bi-national nonprofit chamber of commerce formed in 2017 dedicated to increasing economic ties between Michigan businesses and Israeli companies, is continuing its efforts to strengthen and improve successful partnerships initiated by its 10-year predecessor,…

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Amendments Will Strengthen Community Security

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., cosponsored two amendments with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to legislation that passed the Senate Homeland Security Committee recently reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security. Both amendments were strongly supported by the Jewish Federation of North America. One amendment extends the Nonprofit Security Grant Program geographically so that nonprofits outside specifically…

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Ray Rebeck of West Bloomfield at last year’s Walk for Israel.

Celebrate The Jewish State

Annual Walk for Israel slated for May 6. The Metro Detroit community will celebrate the State of Israel on Sunday, May 6, beginning at noon, at the 13th annual Walk for Israel and 5K Family Fun Run. Thousands of Israel supporters will attend this community wide event with participants not only from the Jewish community…

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Dept. of Homeland Security Responds to Congressional Letter on JCC Threats

Nearly one month after sending a letter signed by all 100 senators (Final JCC Letter Signed 3.7.17[2]) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the attorney general and the FBI noting the need for action on the spate of threats made to Jewish community centers across the country, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., pressed Secretary John…

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Sen. Gary Peters’ Statement On The Iran Nuclear Deal

“The threat of Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been an issue facing the United States and the international community for almost two decades, and it has been an especially critical concern throughout my entire career in the United States Congress. During my first term in the House of Representatives, Congress passed robust sanctions in order to…

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