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Bonamici Statement on Bomb Threat at Portland Jewish Community Center

March 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [03/07/17] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) released the following statement after a bomb threat was received at Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland, Oregon:

“This must stop. As an American and as a member of the Jewish community I’m deeply troubled and profoundly saddened by the dramatic increase in threats to Jewish organizations and community centers. Last night, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland, Oregon received an email containing a bomb threat. I’m relieved to hear no one was harmed and the facility is safe. I’m calling on my colleagues in Congress and the administration to condemn these threats of violence in the strongest possible terms.

“In Oregon and in Congress, I’ll continue to look for opportunities to build bridges between people of different faiths and backgrounds. With greater understanding and empathy we can transcend our differences and make our community a more welcoming and peaceful place.”