The Crown Heights Jewish Community Coalition, a political action committee in Brooklyn, has announced its endorsement for the New York State primaries election on Thursday, Sept 13.
They called on local residents to vote for the incumbent, State Senator Jesse Hamilton. His district includes the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Crown Heights, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
The PAC cited Hamilton’s support for tax credit for Yeshiva tuition, his opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal, and his longtime friendship with the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Crown Heights.
Members of the PAC are Zaki Tamir, Chairman of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council; Rabbi Shea Hecht, chairman of the NCFJE organization; Devorah Halberstam, Director of External Affairs of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights; Mica Soffer, Publisher of COLlive Media Group Inc; and Yaacov Behrman, founder of JFA and director of Operation Survival.
The eyes of all of our elected officials will be focused on this election to see if our community votes or stays home. It is therefore vital that everyone votes in this important election.
The PAC is also asking residents to vote for Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Letitia James for Attorney General, and for Loren Baily for Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice.
These endorsements are based on the elected officials or those running for office based on their activities and interactions with the Jewish community in Crown Heights. Members of the PAC made the endorsements on a personal account and not in an official capacity of their jobs.