Carper Talks to Teens on Terrorism, Holds Morning Assembly at Shue Middle School in Newark

NEWARK, DE – Senator Tom Carper will talk with teens about the war against terrorism tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15) at Shue Medill Middle School in Newark. “The past months have been both a time of sadness and a time of strength. We are unified as nation, and a people. When we remain alert, aware, and informed, we take from the terrorists any chance to break our nation’s spirits,” Carper said. “There is a time for fear and there is a time for resolve. With the terrorist attacks on September 11 and the anthrax-laden letters that claimed the lives of some brave postal workers, our nation’s resolve is now being tested. It is critically important that we meet that test with courage, and combat our fear with information.” Carper co-sponsored the State Bioterrorism Preparedness Act, which provides each state with over $5 million to practice executing their bioterrorism plans, prepare for and prevent a biological or chemical attack, and carry out surveillance and detection activities. The bill also provides an additional $50 million to the $11 million the Center for Disease Control gives out each year in competitive grants to states for best practices. WHO: Middle schoolers, Senator Tom Carper WHAT: Talking about tackling terrorism – cheering for the USA WHERE: Shue Medill Middle School 1500 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE WHEN: 8:00 am to 9:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2002