Resolution sets aside Sept. 11-17 to honor nation
Following the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Ryan Berman’s resolution to declare Sept. 11-17, 2021, as Patriot Week.
Patriot Week begins on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and ends on Constitution Day — the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution at the constitutional convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787.
“Our Constitution designed our government to protect the people’s liberties, and amendments to it declared that these rights would be defended equally for all,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “On 9/11, we were reminded even in tragedy that what unites us as a people is greater than our differences or disagreements, and the same spirit of unity must continue to sustain our nation. During Patriot Week, we honor our free system of self-government, the patriotic heroes who have served and sacrificed to defend it, and the great American spirit that will perpetuate it.”
Berman’s House Resolution 159 declares Patriot Week 2021 in Michigan, stating “that each generation needs to renew the spirit of America based on America’s first principles, historical figures, founding documents, and symbols of America.”
The approved resolution calls for citizens and organizations to participate in the recognition of Patriot Week. The House approved HR 159 by voice vote.
State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed his plan to provide free photo identification so Michigan citizens can vote securely and easily:
“Michigan citizens deserve accessible, secure elections. We should guarantee free photo identification for each voter to cast a secure ballot, but Gov. Whitmer vetoed my plan to increase voter access and election integrity.”
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan supposedly to help law enforcement, state Rep. Ryan Berman said her proposal was a similar, but weaker version of a plan Berman and fellow representatives proposed earlier this year.
State Rep. Ryan Berman today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of his bipartisan plan to make governmental agencies and employees civilly liable for failing to address sexual misconduct.