FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Creating Jobs. Changing Michigan.
Moving Michigan Forward
Qualified. Dedicated. Focused.
•West Bloomfield Public Schools K-12
•Stanford University - B.A. Economics
•Stanford University - M.A. International Policy
•Stanford Law School - J.D.
•Former Aide to United States Senator Carl Levin
•Former Public School Teacher K-8
•Former Financial Analyst - Goldman, Sachs & Co.
•Licensed and Practicing Attorney - Business Litigation
- The only candidate of either party in District 39 endorsed by the
Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, and the West Bloomfield Eccentric
'The better candidate, however, is JOHN KURIAKUZ, 28, of West Bloomfield,
a holder of degrees from Stanford in international policy, economics and
law, and a former aide in the office of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. He left a Wall
Street brokerage and a legal career to run for public office. He's young, sure,
but he's sharp, and the Legislature could use his voice as Michigan struggles
to stop its exodus of young adults?'
-- The Detroit Free Press, July 23,2008 - Endorsement
Your Democratic Voice For Change
FOR CIRCUIT COURT
15 years as an Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor,
Lisa Gorcyca advocates for victims of crime on a daily basis in our
justice system. Lisa is well known for her compassion for victims, her
trial expertise and for sound judgment in seeking justice.
Lisa Gorcyca has appeared in virtually every court in Oakland County,
and has the most trial experience of any candidate for Circuit Judge. The
Oakland County Circuit Court is our premier trial court. Lisa Gorcyca will be
ready for the job on day one.
Dozens of Judges, State and Local Elected Officials, Law Enforce-
ment Organizations and Leaders all endorse Lisa Gorcyca to be
our next Circuit Judge. Retiring Judges Steven Andrews and Fred
Mester are endorsing Lisa Gorcyca to succeed them as Oakland
County Circuit Judge.
ELECT LISA GORCYCA CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
www.GorcycaForJudge.com • LisaGorcyca@yahoo.com
Paid for by Lisa Gorcyca for Circuit Judge
152 Garland Way I Waterford, MI 48327
July 31 • 2008
Food costs, dollar's fall hurt Israel poor.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Paid for by John Kuriakuz for State Representative, P.O. Box 251591, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.
Israeli shoppers look for bargains at a Jerusalem market.
srael, like many parts of the
world, has seen food staples rise.
Although it is rare for Israelis
to go hungry, food insecurity is a
growing problem as traditional social
safety nets fall short and nearly a
quarter of Israelis find themselves
subsisting on less nutritious diets.
Many of the nonprofit groups that
deliver food to the needy say they have
been reeling from the one-two punch
of rising prices and a sinking dollar.
Groups that rely on funds raised
in the U.S. have been forced by the
dollar's plunge to cut back, sometimes
by as much as 40 percent.
In Beersheva, the social assistance
group Beit Moriah has had to reduce
the number of food packages it deliv-
ers to families every month to 200,
down from 500 last year.
At From the Heart, an organiza-
tion in Rishon LeZion that runs a
food distribution project called Lev
Chesed, volunteers are overwhelmed
by requests they cannot meet.
With budgets becoming leaner,
government officials for the first time
are pushing to develop a policy to
combat food insecurity. The first-ever
interministerial report on the subject
was completed recently and legislation
is pending in the Knesset for a new
council on food security to be created
to develop coordinated policies.
"There needs to be an appropriate
range of government responses, from
funding food assistance programs, to
reducing the state Value Added Tax on
staple foods, to ensuring that having
basic foods is seen as a right for all
Israelis," said Batya Kallus, the direc-
tor of the Forum to Address Food
Insecurity and Poverty in Israel.
The forum, which conducts
research, engineered the establish-
ment of Leket, Israel's first national
food bank. 0
Some pro-Palestinian and main-
stream church groups in the
U.S. have called for a boycott of
Caterpillar Inc., as the American
tractor maker sells machines
that the Israeli military uses in
operations against Palestinian law-
Two bloody attacks in Jerusalem
this month were perpetrated by
Palestinian terrorists using tractors
as weapons against Jewish Israelis
who were merely walking or riding
in autos and buses. Where is the
outrage by Palestinian sympathiz-
ers in the U.S. against these attacks
- Allan Gale, Jewish Community
of Metropolitan Detroit
© Jewish Renaissance Media, July 31, 2008