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consideration its impact on the state's
economy before awarding a contract.
• In February, Gov. Granholm
signed into law the Holocaust
Remembrance Bill (Public Act 10 of
2004) of Rep. Marc Shulman, R-West
Bloomfield. Under the new law, the
27th day of Nisan would be designat-
ed as Holocaust Remembrance Day
and the period beginning the Sunday
preceding that day and ending the fol-
lowing Sunday would be Holocaust
Remembrance Week.
This year, the governor's official
Holocaust Commemoration
Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 20,
at the State Capitol. The event is open
and free to the public.

Washington, D.C.

This week, a bipartisan group of sena-
tors and congressmen introduced the
"High-Risk Non-Profit Security
Enhancement Act of 2004" that
would authorize $100 million for
security enhancements and technical
assistance for high-risk nonprofit
organizations across the country.
Jewish agencies, synagogues and day
schools would all be eligible for this
funding.
The Jewish Community Council of
Metropolitan Detroit considers this
legislation "important" and asks mem-
bers of the community to contact
their legislators and urge them to be
co-sponsors.
• Many in the Jewish community
depend on Medicaid to provide
countless services for elderly commu-
nity members, low-income families
and people with disabilities.
While the Senate has maintained
Medicaid funding in its recent budget
resolution, the House of
Representatives has directed the
Energy and Commerce committee to
make $2.2 billion in cuts to Medicaid
over the next five years.
Any cuts to Medicaid will result in
fewer seniors, disabled and low-
income Americans — including many
from the Jewish community — receiv-
ing needed services. As the bill goes to
a conference committee, the Jewish
Community Council asks that com-
munity members urge their legislators
to support full Medicaid funding to
ensure the safety and stability of the
most vulnerable populations. Ell

Compiled by Eric Adelman of the Jewish
Community Council of Metropolitan
Detroit and Susan Herman of the
Michigan Jewish Conference. Edited by
JN Staff Writer Harry Kirsbaum.

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