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Following the op-ed about the need for the Jewish community in Crown Heights to vote in the general elections, there is still another vote where we can have the greatest influence over our elected officials (we may even elect Chaim Deutsch to Congress). Full Story

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Everyone register and vote!
January 21, 2020 8:47 pm

!המעשה הוא העיקר

If you care about the community you vote
January 21, 2020 8:56 pm

Otherwise how do you care?

Voting = caring
Reply to  If you care about the community you vote
January 22, 2020 3:59 pm

.ומכלל הן אתה שומע לאו

Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 21, 2020 9:35 pm

I have registered Republican. I can’t identify with the Democrats any longer. Furthermore, the local candidates are all cookie cutter panderers – not worth worrying about.

If you want a Yid to represent us
Reply to  Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 21, 2020 10:05 pm

Then you have to register as a Democrat to vote in their primaries. This does mean you agree with any of the party’s policies.

Registering does not mean "identifying" with them
Reply to  Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 21, 2020 10:12 pm

Registering as a Democrat does not mean you identify with them. It’s just a practical course of action in order to be able to choose between the candidates that actually have a chance of winning in the general election.

registering is not enough
Reply to  Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 22, 2020 10:27 am

If you were a real Republican then you would register as a Democrat take the extra step and help your brothers sisters and neighbors elect a candidate to the federal Congress that will fight for the policies that help rational people in our community. Further more if you maintain a dogma of not registering as a Democrat for ideological reasons then you will be helping the Democratic Party with their agenda that countered what our community holds dear.

Very well put
Reply to  registering is not enough
January 22, 2020 12:04 pm

A REAL Republican cares about his community and does what is needed to elect better candidates, even registering as a Democrat if that’s what is necessary.

This time is different
Reply to  Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 22, 2020 6:00 pm

I agree with you, but this time is different. This time there will be a candidate who is NOT a “cookie cutter panderer”, one who, even if he is a Democrat, is a cut above all the others, and one we should support. So I will be changing my registration to Democrat, in order to be able to vote for Chaim Deutsch in June, and I urge you to do the same. Remember the law recently changed, so it’s not too late to switch parties. Under the old law the deadline was last October, but now the deadline is February… Read more »

Don't help the Dems by registering as Republican
Reply to  Party of Omar, Tlaib, Schiff, Nadler & Schakowski
January 22, 2020 6:22 pm

If you vote Republican and can’t vote in the Democrat primary for Chaim Deutsch, you will end up HELPING the Democrats.

Registering Democrat doesn't mean agreeing
January 21, 2020 10:20 pm

Registering Democrat doesn’t mean agreeing with them, it’s just so you can vote in their primaries.

enuf
January 21, 2020 10:22 pm

it’s a case of “do what we tell you or else”..
maybe if all the Jews in NY changed allegiance to republican then maybe those
dem bozos in Washington woulod get the message,jewish blood is not cheap,
GO TRUMP FOREVER

To "enuf"
Reply to  enuf
January 22, 2020 2:48 pm

Maybe if all Jews VOTED, than we’d have better elected officials.

If all Jews voted for Chaim Deutsch...
Reply to  enuf
January 23, 2020 6:52 pm

…We’d have someone who cares.

Vote for Yang in the primaries
January 21, 2020 10:25 pm

If you are voting in the Democratic primary, vote for Yang, the most pro Israel, the most pro family values in the Democrats. He platform premise is that the 4th Industrial revolution, and automation will take away 30% of jobs in the coming years and decades and the solution is a UBI a universal Basic Income of $1000 per adult per month. His goal is to eradicate poverty. Because $1000 a month is at the poverty and you don’t lose it if you work, unlike current welfare programs where if you work on the books you lose most of the… Read more »

Do not for Yang in the primaries!
Reply to  Vote for Yang in the primaries
January 29, 2020 8:52 pm

Why would anyone vote for yang or any other Dem in the primaries?! Nobody too lazy to work deserves any money! Where is this money coming from? This beautiful “UBI” will be funded by what? Other hard working citizens! My money doesn’t belong in your pocket no matter what. Get off your couch and earn a living, stop leaching and/or encouraging that horrible cycle.
Yours truly, Dave.

Don't vote? Don't complain later!
January 21, 2020 11:02 pm

This is your chance to DO something.

Registering Democrat Is a STRATEGY Not a Statement
January 21, 2020 11:42 pm

If you want to make sure to have a candidate you LIKE running as a democrat in the general election, then register as a Democrat ASAP and USE that as your privilege to pick Chaim Deutsch, SO THAT Yvette Clarke can get on with her life as EX-representative. After the primary election, feel free to change your registration back to Republican, if you feel you must. Registering Democrat, in order to effect REAL CHANGE in representation of Crown Heights, is a STRATEGY, NOT a “statement” of your personal politics. It’s a perfectly legal way to have a voice in the… Read more »

Just one correction
Reply to  Registering Democrat Is a STRATEGY Not a Statement
January 22, 2020 9:40 am

Everything you said is 100% correct, except for this: “After the primary election, feel free to change your registration back to Republican…”

Best not to do that, actually, because there will be other Democratic primaries (and again, as pointed out in the article, those are the ones that count in New York) in which you’ll want to make your voice heard.

Enrollment Data
Reply to  Registering Democrat Is a STRATEGY Not a Statement
January 22, 2020 2:14 pm

In the 43rd Assembly District ( Crown Heights Neighborhood), registered Democrats (64,811) out number Republicans (3721) by 61,090 votes, ( Independence party= 1472 voters) so why not register as a democrat since the MARGIN OF VICTORY in the democratic primaries is usually a couple of thousand and the Republicans have no mathematical chance of winning a general election.

Jay from LI

Right on!
Reply to  Enrollment Data
January 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Exactly the point.

Can we update our party?
January 22, 2020 12:07 am

Does anyone know if there’s a way to change your party registration/affiliation?

Want to vote in this primary?
January 22, 2020 12:12 am

If you want to vote in this primary, and are not currently a registered democrat, CHANGE YOUR STATUS PRIOR TO FEB 15! If you do so before then, you can vote during the primary. If you do so after, you won’t be able to vote in the June primary.

Details here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html#VoteRegForm

This is so important for our community! It doesn’t matter if generally you prefer Republicans, we haven’t had a Republican representative, let alone a FRUM representative who cares about our community in years. If we all register and vote for Chaim, he has a real chance.

Cajun Chosid
January 22, 2020 12:47 am

So where is Yang planning to get the $ to give each adult $ 1000? Even his fellow Democrats laughed at this idea. There are no free lunches. Yang proposes to raise this money by taxing the wealthy which we have seen only hurts the lower and middle class. A simple reading of a Milton Friedman book or Thomas Sowell and you will see the reason to avoid Democratic economic policies. The US is already over 20 trillion dollars in debt and the deficit this year is 1 trillion dollars. We need to eliminate several Cabinet departments and slash the… Read more »

Milton Friedman had a similar proposal as Yang
Reply to  Cajun Chosid
January 22, 2020 9:24 am

Yang’s idea of UBI, is very similar to Milton Friedman idea of a negative tax, where everyone gets income from the government.

See Yang on a long form interview or his website. He explains everything.

In short most comes from a VAT. Amazon paid $0 in federal tax while causing 30% of shops to close.

So the goal, like Milton Friedman, is to make sure nobody is starving, and encouraging work without penalizing work.

UBI is not a Democratic idea. It’s a bipartisan idea with supporters from both parties.

Friedman's negative tax idea
Reply to  Milton Friedman had a similar proposal as Yang
January 22, 2020 6:03 pm

Friedman’s negative tax idea was to REPLACE ALL forms of welfare with this one program, administered by the IRS. Every other program, and its supporting administration, would be abolished. That would be something to consider. But not if it’s going to be on top of existing welfare programs.

Milton Friedman had a similar proposal as Yang
Reply to  Friedman's negative tax idea
January 22, 2020 10:24 pm

Yang’s plan is similar, it’s opt in and those who opt in forfeit some of the welfare programs.

So, yes, Yang’s plan is very similar to Milton Friedman’s Negative income tax.

Still registered as a Republican -- but may switch
January 22, 2020 12:38 pm

At the time of the Clinton impeachment hearings, I switched my registration to Republican and have not regretted it.
Sure, I’d love to have Chaim Deutsch as our congressman. Would he REALLY have a good chance to be elected if a sizeable number of CH residents register as Democrats? It’s very hard to stomach this “strategy.”

He does have a REALLY good chance
Reply to  Still registered as a Republican -- but may switch
January 22, 2020 1:36 pm

If all the Jews in Crown Heights, Midwood and Flatbush vote.

Yes he has a chance
Reply to  Still registered as a Republican -- but may switch
January 23, 2020 5:52 pm

If we all vote.

Make sure to switch to Democrat before February 15
January 22, 2020 12:59 pm

Don’t miss the deadline.

זריזיו מקדימין
Reply to  Make sure to switch to Democrat before February 15
January 23, 2020 2:14 pm

The sooner the better.

טאן א טובה א אידן
January 22, 2020 1:08 pm

You’re helping out your whole community by doing this.

Indeed, voting is the פרום and חסידיש thing to do
Reply to  טאן א טובה א אידן
January 22, 2020 3:33 pm

Hashem commanded us to do our השתדלות. Just like you go to work in order to have פרנסה.

Switch to Democrat
January 22, 2020 3:14 pm

I’d like to propose something different – that people propose to their elected representatives to have NYS switch to open primaries. In Virginia, for instance, voters can vote in any primary they choose, but only for one party. If that were law in NYS, there would be no need to register for any party at all!

NY will not have open primaries
Reply to  Switch to Democrat
January 22, 2020 3:27 pm

It’s not going to happen in the near future, so we have to deal with the reality as it is, which means being registered as a Democrat in order to participate in their primaries.

3 wks. left to register as (or switch to) Democrat
January 22, 2020 6:29 pm

Please don’t waste the opportunity.

Question
January 23, 2020 6:22 am

Why can’t chaim Deutsh run on several party lines. Or perhaps that’s only in the general election. Answered my own question.

Indeed that's only in the general election
Reply to  Question
January 23, 2020 8:55 am

But in order to be able to run on the Democrat party line, he has to win the primary.

But Can Chaim WIn the General Election ?
January 23, 2020 9:20 am

If Chaim Deutsch wins the Democratic Primary, what happens if the left wing Working Families party runs a candidate who lost like Yvette Clarke or Adeem Bunkeddeko, both of which candidates are well known and black, and popular in white liberal parts of the district. Wouldn’t it be better to pick a rising Star as the Shabbos Goy who carries specific Jewish policy stances, than to alienate them. The answer on whether to gamble in voting for a Jewish candidate is an analysis of the total ballots in the Certified Election Results by Assembly District and (election district if you… Read more »

We have to do our part, and Hashem will do His
Reply to  But Can Chaim WIn the General Election ?
January 23, 2020 10:36 am

We must do our השתדלות.

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