FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2023
U.S. Senate Candidate Hill Harper Reiterates Call for Ceasefire in Gaza
DETROIT, MI — After the short-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas expired over the weekend, U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper issued the following statement reiterating the need for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza:
“The fundamental truth is this: there is no good war and there is no bad peace.”
“I have repeatedly and unequivocally denounced the egregious acts of terrorism and appalling violence against women carried out by Hamas. Those responsible for these horrific crimes must be brought to justice, and such atrocities must never recur.
“At the same time, the pursuit of a justice that comes at the expense of tens of thousands of innocent lives is no justice at all. Every child, every family in every corner of the globe, has equal worth, and their safety is a responsibility we cannot ignore. It is imperative that increased humanitarian aid is able to flow into the region. It’s time for the U.S. to lead a ceasefire and de-escalation in Gaza, leveraging our diplomatic influence to prevent further violence and loss of innocent lives.
“We must find the courage and empathy to talk, to listen, to understand—especially with those with whom we disagree. But I suspect we will find in those conversations that many of us agree on core truths: that peace is the ultimate goal. That Anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia, and Antisemitism are abhorrent in Michigan, in this country, or anywhere in the world.”
Hill Harper is a candidate for the U.S. Senate aiming to provide Michiganders with economic security and real representation, prioritizing people over lobbyists and wealthy donors. A lawyer, actor, union organizer, and single father who owns a popular coffee shop in Detroit, Harper was raised in the Midwest by two doctors. He learned the value of public service early, a commitment he has maintained throughout his diverse career, from Harvard Law School to acting and as a key surrogate for President Barack Obama. His service-oriented journey includes sitting on Obama’s Cancer Panel, writing empowering books for marginalized young people, and founding a charity for youth scholarships and mentorships. Harper’s Senate run is driven by a recognition that we need elected leaders who prioritize public service over personal ambition.