July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the passing of Senator Carl Levin:
The USGLC family mourns the loss of Senator Carl Levin, who faithfully served the people of Michigan for six terms in the U.S. Senate and worked tirelessly throughout his career to make America safer and stronger. We are grateful for Senator Levin’s unwavering voice as a champion for U.S. engagement in the world, and enormously proud that he served as the co-chair of USGLC’s Michigan Advisory Committee.
As Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Levin understood how critical our civilian tools of diplomacy and development, alongside defense, were to keeping America safe.. He consistently supported resources for the International Affairs Budget and co-sponsored the critical reauthorization of PEPFAR to strengthen America’s global health programs, promote our values, and save lives around the world.
After his retirement, Senator Levin continued to make a difference for Michigan and our country, joining businessman Hank Meijer, as our inaugural co-chairs of USGLC’s Michigan Advisory Committee. We celebrate his life of service as our thoughts and prayers are with the Senator’s family during this time.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.