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Background Checks Must Include Social Media

Dear Editor;
All Americans should get behind the effort of Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan to keep us safe from foreign terrorists.
The “Social Media Screening for Terrorists Act” (HR 4301) is a common sense measure to require Homeland Security to check social media and the internet before allowing any foreigner to enter the United States. This procedure is even more important now that it has been documented that the Islamic State planted terrorists among the refugees going to Europe.
With the Obama administration attempting to accelerate the flow of refugees from Syria to the US, we must make every effort to identify those who might be coming with the intent to do us harm. Thoroughly checking social media should often turn up red flags for those whose beliefs and attitudes threaten our safety.

Peter J. Thomas
Chairman, Americans for Constitutional Liberty

Thank You

Dear Editor;
A heart full of gratitude, to our amazing supporters and volunteers who made our Help A Horse Day celebration an extraordinary event. You make the Kaeli Kramer Foundation a place of kindness and healing for both people and animals. Thank you to all who came out in the rain and participated with great enthusiasm and generosity. Heartfelt thanks to the gracious and outstanding staff at the Holtsville Ecology Site.
A huge thanks to everyone from Colorado to Florida to Pennsylvania who so generously participated in our first virtual Peace Walk for the Animals!
On behalf of the horses, thank you.

Linda Kramer
Kaeli Kramer Foudation
Protect Plum Island

Dear Editor;

Plum Island is a natural treasure that has been a part of Long Island history since the 1700s. With approximately 90% of the land on Plum Island undeveloped, the island is home to a diverse wildlife and ecosystem, and serves as a critical habitat for migratory birds, marine mammals, and rare plants. It’s our responsibility to Protect Plum Islandsmprotect this precious land for future generations, which is why I am proud to have secured the passage of this bill out of committee and to the House floor for a vote. I would like to thank House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and his entire staff for all of their great efforts to help make this critical development a reality. I would also like to thank my co-sponsors in Congress, as well as our local elected officials, concerned residents and community organizations who all did their part to create this important momentum. Over the coming weeks, I will continue working with my colleagues in the House and Senate, and supportive groups in the tristate area, like the Preserve Plum Island coalition, to get this critical bill passed on the House floor this year.

Congressman Lee Zeldin
First Congressional District

King Kullen Grocery SupportsAmerican Heart Association

Dear Editor;
King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc. recently presented the American Heart Association (AHA) with a check for $4,500 in support of the organization’s “Go Red for Women” initiative. A portion of the donation was raised through the generosity of King Kullen customers during an in-store scanned coupon program. “Go Red for Women” is a local and national movement that uses education, prevention and advocacy to make women aware of their risk for heart disease.

Lloyd Singer

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