Colorado: Governor Polis Meets with Families of Victims Kidnapped by Hamas Terrorists

DENVER ~ In a meeting held today in Denver, Governor Jared Polis sat down with the family members of victims and hostages who have been affected by the terrorist group Hamas. The Governor also met with Israel Bachar, the Consul General of Israel.

During the meeting, Governor Polis expressed his sympathy for the families who have suffered at the hands of Hamas. He acknowledged the unimaginable pain they have endured and thanked them for sharing their stories with him and others in Colorado.

The Governor called for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas, stating that it is time for them to be reunited with their loved ones. He also condemned the loss of innocent civilian lives during this conflict and emphasized the importance of standing together to fight hate.

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Governor Polis highlighted his efforts to create a safe and inclusive environment for all Coloradans. He worked with the legislature to establish and fund the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which provides protection for nonprofit organizations and religious institutions facing a heightened risk of targeted violence. This includes $1 million that was requested by the Governor and approved by the Joint Budget Committee earlier this year.

The Governor's visit with these families served as a reminder of why his work towards creating a Colorado for All is crucial. He reiterated his commitment to ensuring that everyone can thrive in the state, regardless of their background or beliefs.

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