Three U.S. Senators visit Denver, The CELL

The Center for Empowered Living and Learning (The CELL) hosted U.S. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), Bob Bennett (R-UT), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) at its exhibit, Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Understanding the Threat of Terrorism.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-So. Carolina, was one of three U.S. Senators who toured The CELL last week durng their visits to Denver.
Photo by Michael Eason

An attempted terrorist attack in the United States is “certain,” according to intelligence officials who recently testified before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Recognizing the importance of confronting this deadly trend, the U.S. Senators visited The CELL, an organization committed to addressing the complex issues of global terrorism.

After visiting the renowned exhibit, Sen. Murray remarked, “The best way to overcome fear is with knowledge. Understanding terrorism is the key to winning, and that is what The CELL does.”

Sen. Murray has become one of the leading policymakers in the fight against global terrorism, serving on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee among others, she advocates for the proper resources to keep Americans safe.

Sens. Bennett of Utah and Graham of South Carolina have also supported policies aimed at addressing global terrorism. After visiting The CELL, Sen. Bennett stated, “Very well done — the combination of emotional impact and information conferred is excellent. I hope everyone who can do so will go through The CELL.”

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from the state of Washington, was in Denver last week where there was a luncheon in her honor. She also visited The CELL with founder Larry Mizel.
Photo by Jody Hope Strogoff/The Colorado Statesman

Following his tour of the exhibit, Sen. Graham commented, “The CELL does an important job in educating our children, citizens and law enforcement on terrorist threats we face and how to make a difference in the fight against terrorism.”

The CELL is a non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to educating citizens about terrorism through an interactive exhibit and diverse programming, ultimately seeking to empower and prepare communities against these threats. Partnering with various governmental agencies The CELL has become an integral link in national and local educational training and preparedness.

The Center for Empowered Living & Learning is located within the Denver Civic Center Cultural Complex, adjacent to the new Denver Art Museum.



Norm Brownstein. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA., and Larry Mizel tour The CELL.
Melanie Pearlman explains one of the interactive exhibits as Larry Mizel, U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett and his aide look on.


U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, looks at an exhibit as Melanie Pearlman, the executive director of The CELL, talks about its meaning.
Photos by Jody Hope Strogoff/The Colorado Statesman