MDP Weekly Round-Up: Gary Peters Works For Michigan

This week, U.S. Senator Gary Peters continues to fight for Michigan families – working to pass the annual national defense bill which includes a pay raise for our men and women in uniform, provisions to strengthen the medical supply chain and increase support for missile defense, announcing a proposal to support an eventual safe return to school, and helping to reintroduce the bipartisan Voting Rights Advancement Act which is renamed after John Lewis to ensure all Americans are able to exercise their right to vote. 

Read below on Gary’s work for Michigan this week:

PETERS FOR MICHIGAN RELEASED NEW ADS WITH CRAFT BREWER CHRIS ANDRUS

Peters for Michigan released new TV ads titled “Red Tape” and “Lakes” which is running in media markets across Michigan. The ads highlight Peters’ effectiveness in fighting for and getting results for small businesses in Michigan and features The Mitten Brewing Company, a craft brewery based in Grand Rapids who was able expand their operations more quickly with Gary’s help to cut red tape.

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GARY WORKS TO PASS DEFENSE BILL TO KEEP MICHIGAN SAFE

Gary worked to pass the annual national defense authorization bill which includes a pay raise for our men and women in uniform, provisions to strengthen the medical supply chain, and increase support for missile defense. 

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GARY AND GABBY GIFFORDS DISCUSS SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS GUN VIOLENCE

Gary joined former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords on her Universal Background Check Tour. They were joined with a local Michigan activist to discuss ways to pass common sense solutions to address gun violence in the U.S.

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Mid-Michigan NOW: Senator Gary Peters joins Gabby Giffords and calls for gun safety

  • “Where these checks are in place it prevents these senseless, needless tragedies from occurring and I believe this has to be a bipartisan issue this is not a partisan issue, this is not a blue issue or a red issue this is about us coming together in a bipartisan way,” Peters said.
  • Peters says he knows Michiganders love hunting and this background check will make sure guns stay in safe hands. The senator says this is a fight long fought and needs to get done.”

GARY’S WORKING TO KEEP STUDENTS, TEACHERS SAFE DURING PANDEMIC

Gary released his plan to make sure that if schools reopen in the fall, they have the resources they need to do so safely and protect students and teachers. 

Mid-Michigan NOW: Peters announces proposal to support students, families, teachers for coming school year

  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced a proposal to support an eventual safe return to school by ensuring local communities have the resources and supplies as Senate negotiations begin on the next Coronavirus package and schools begin considering steps to return in the fall, Peters’ proposal would help ensure communities have the flexibility and support to continue students’ education and development while protecting the health and safety of students, teachers, staff and their families.
  • As Senate negotiations begin on the next Coronavirus package and schools begin considering steps to return in the fall, Peters’ proposal would help ensure communities have the flexibility and support to continue students’ education and development while protecting the health and safety of students, teachers, staff and their families.
  • “Our students need to be able to continue getting a quality education safely this fall – whether it is in-person or distance learning. After listening to and talking with parents, teachers and school administrators across Michigan as they prepare for the coming school year, it’s clear the federal government must provide sufficient resources and flexibility for our local schools,” said Senator Peters. “I remain focused on working to ensure our schools have the funding, guidance and other materials they need to make informed decisions based on their unique, local circumstances – including securing access to technology, broadband and assistance for distance learning and providing the right support to teachers and school staff as communities work to determine whether children can safely go back to school in-person.”

GARY RENEWS CALL TO RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS ACT

Gary helped reintroduce the bipartisan Voting Rights Advancement Act, renamed after John Lewis, to ensure all Americans are able to exercise their right to vote.

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