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We Need More Frum People Registered As Democrats

Op-Ed: This year we have a chance to get a frum Yid elected to Congress, but we'll need more frum people registering as members of the Democratic party in New York (regardless how they vote in the general elections). Full Story

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Give incentives
February 9, 2020 10:11 pm

People love free things. If any type of incentives would be given more and more pool would vote. Be it a voucher to an eatery , or even just a big shmorgasbord on the evening of the party , you’ll see a very big turn out. This wouldn’t be considered bribery to vote.

The incentive is to have SAFE STREETS!
Reply to  Give incentives
February 9, 2020 11:28 pm

That’s the biggest incentive there can be.

100%
Reply to  The incentive is to have SAFE STREETS!
February 11, 2020 12:56 pm

The best reason.

If only everyone understood that
Reply to  100%
February 12, 2020 3:12 pm

We’d be in much better shape.

isn't that
Reply to  Give incentives
February 9, 2020 11:57 pm

what being a Democrat is all about anyway?

Agreed
Reply to  Give incentives
February 11, 2020 3:40 pm

Yes, free food and stuff does bring out a crowd, civic duty doesn’t.

Which is why these great articles were written
Reply to  Agreed
February 11, 2020 7:40 pm

To help everyone understand why it’s in their best interest to get involved and vote.

CHAS V'SHALOM
February 9, 2020 10:40 pm

THERES NO DEMOCRAT PARTY NOWADAYS, ONLY REPUBLICAN. ITS EVEN ASSUR TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT

There IS a Democrat party nowadays!
Reply to  CHAS V'SHALOM
February 9, 2020 11:27 pm

And the only way to make it moderate again is to be PRACTICAL and vote in its primaries.

CHAS V'SHALOM
Reply to  There IS a Democrat party nowadays!
February 10, 2020 2:48 pm

it will never happen. the dem party is over. before Moshiach comes there must be a total difference between good & bad , right and wrong . so its not possible for the dem party to cchange. and even if you would like to hope , the party themselves tell you they wont. they are the worse, most hated, racist ,anti-semetic party ever. and they arent even ashamed to say so. just like in the past only bad affiliations came from them ( kkk etc ) . so no to any affiliation with them is the correct way

Let's be rational here
Reply to  CHAS V'SHALOM
February 10, 2020 5:41 pm

We have a chance to elect a Frum Yid as our Congressman. Let’s seize the opportunity.

Be rational & vote for a Frum congressman!
Reply to  Let's be rational here
February 11, 2020 9:54 pm

This way we’ll have an elected official who really cares about us.

In the real world
Reply to  CHAS V'SHALOM
February 10, 2020 1:03 pm

You have to make practical decisions. And voting in the Democratic primary is the only way for our voices to be heard.

Excuse me?!
February 9, 2020 11:07 pm

Who are you to come and tell me what political beliefs to have and how to vote? I am registered as a proud republican and will not change that!
You talk about the rights that we have in this country; it’s my right to vote as I wish without you coming and telling me what political beliefs I should have and who I should vote for.

Have you heard of "Tactical Voting?
Reply to  Excuse me?!
February 10, 2020 9:30 am

You can be a proud Republican and register as a Democrat for tactical purposes. Yes, it’s a thing!

PLEASE TAKE A BREATH & READ ARTICLE AGAIN !!
Reply to  Excuse me?!
February 10, 2020 2:37 pm

No one is trying to run your life – the article simply explains a very important strategy so that your vote as a “Proud Republican” will still be 100% valid next November but you are not WASTING that vote in the important primaries. By registering as a Democrat, you will be able to help our community have representatives who resemble us and our values instead of what we have settled for all these years – which is only getting worse. I beg you to put your yesh aside ( as well as the other 5 people who voted with you… Read more »

Just calm down, and think rationally
Reply to  Excuse me?!
February 10, 2020 3:48 pm

Do you want a Frum Yid to represent us?

Hello ???
February 9, 2020 11:26 pm

This isn’t about registering as a Democrat bc you believe in their harmful ideas – it’s about using your power of the vote to exert control over who the Democratic candidates will be. And then you can still vote Republican in November !! Please read this article again so you can clear up your misunderstandings. And of course, NONE of it matters if you are not registered to vote ! Leaders / community council / Vaad / Rabbis – can someone PLEASE organize a serious Voter Registration Drive ?? And rides to the polls would help a lot …

Everyone must vote!
February 9, 2020 11:29 pm

There’s no excuse not to.

If not for yourself...
Reply to  Everyone must vote!
February 10, 2020 7:15 pm

…then do it for your family, friends and community.

Voting = caring
February 9, 2020 11:55 pm

ומכלל הן אתה שומע לאו

Register location
February 10, 2020 11:57 am

Come to Frankel,s Shul 1699 President Street Reuven Lipkind has the registration forms will be there in the morning 7:30 am and 9:00 pm to register you for the next election,,

BH it's a good start
Reply to  Register location
February 10, 2020 2:24 pm

But this has to be going on all over Crown Heights – at different times & in different locations! And we need to be much more aggressive – set up tables in front of our Yeshivas and on Kingston Avenue for registering, encourage absentee ballots for our students learning out of town, and provide transportation on Election Day. Other communities do these things. Surely there must be grants to cover any salaries or expenses. We MUST get serious – Crown Heights has never even tried to use the poswer of the vote -a basic in the USA. Numbers of Votes… Read more »

real caring
February 10, 2020 2:49 pm

i didnt see any care about letting deblasio win, the community rachmana lizlan even advocated for him

gershon shapiro
February 10, 2020 3:02 pm

very wrong! The dEmocratic party is the party of hate they always have been !they are the party that are the root cause of many of the problems the party that voted the whole criminal reform act into law that is giving incentive & motivation rewards the party that allows all those who have assaulted robbed acccosted memvbers of the Jewish community to get pout of jail on no bail same or next day. The community council supports these haters & proved it 2 weeks ago when they lied to everyone concerning The Melava Malkah which as nothing more than… Read more »

FROG - FLATBUSH REPUPLICAN ORGANIZATION GROUP
February 10, 2020 5:36 pm

we are a large group of people living in the District
and we have taken vows NOT to vote Democratic.
Perhaps he can run as a conservative as well

We're talking about the primaries
Reply to  FROG - FLATBUSH REPUPLICAN ORGANIZATION GROUP
February 10, 2020 8:18 pm

Not the general election.
In the general election you can vote as you please.

Let's get Chaim Deutsch elected?
February 10, 2020 5:42 pm

If everyone votes, we can do it!

FROG - FLATBUSH REPUPLICAN ORGANIZATION GROUP
Reply to  Let's get Chaim Deutsch elected?
February 11, 2020 11:13 am

We have clear direction from our Rebbe to vote only RIGHT. Democratic Party is way too left.
Listen to our Torah and to our Leaders and we will be successful.

Exactly, vote in the Dem primary and vote RIGHT!
Reply to  FROG - FLATBUSH REPUPLICAN ORGANIZATION GROUP
February 11, 2020 6:53 pm

Vote in the democratic primary and vote for the most right/moderate candidate.

CH Registered Repubs & Dems by the Numbers
February 10, 2020 9:36 pm

Google “Crown Heights Jewish Voter”

Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 10, 2020 10:34 pm

BH

Why is this article anonymous??

If the author cannot stand by what we he wrote, how can the reader be expected to? (It’s a kal vachomer.)

An anonymous article is a pashkvil, not an op-ed.

Yakov, the information is true
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 11, 2020 9:53 am

So of what relevance is the name?

Calling it a "Pashkvil" is a low blow
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 11, 2020 11:01 am

Considering that everything in the article is 100% correct.

Wrong to call this a pashkvil
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 11, 2020 4:34 pm

It’s an excellent public service announcement.

It's NOT a pashkvil
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 11, 2020 6:30 pm

It’s a desperately needed community service and public service announcement trying to get everyone to vote so that we’ll have good representation finally.

Get out your Driver's License and Register Online
February 10, 2020 11:24 pm

Register to Vote or Change Party Registration at the DMV Site – https://voterreg.dmv.ny.gov/MotorVoter/?_ga=2.250432966.1142799100.1581373998-718754129.1559580609 June 23, 2020 Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Application must be postmarked no later than May 29, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than June 3, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the Primary. IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212) You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in… Read more »

We have a chance to have a Frum congressman
February 11, 2020 3:37 pm

Let’s not be lazy.

Everyone vote!
February 11, 2020 5:48 pm

It’s the right thing to do.

Vote, but only Republucan
Reply to  Everyone vote!
February 12, 2020 8:54 am

Vote Republican
Register Republican

Register Republican if you want to WASTE your vote
Reply to  Vote, but only Republucan
February 12, 2020 10:23 am

If you want your vote to count, vote in the Democrat primaries for a Frum Yid who is running to be our congressman.

...and waste your vote by doing so!
Reply to  Vote, but only Republucan
February 12, 2020 2:07 pm

Or you can vote for a Frum Yid in the Democrat primary on June 23.

Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 6:01 am

BH I’m exaggerating a little by calling it a pashkvil. My point is that anonymous articles are closer to a pashkvil than op-ed. Even if the article has great points and is 100% correct, the impact of it and its authenticity is very much reduced. It’s written by nobody.There is no face to it. It’s not real. In that sense, it’s very similar to a pashkvil (in this case – it’s without the loshon hora and personal attacks that typically come with a pashkvil ). Do you every see anonymous op-eds in the New York Times or any other newspaper?… Read more »

Yakov, you are wrong
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 10:35 am

There are many reasons why he would not want to include his name. That does not take away from the fact that the article is superb and spot-on.

Wrong
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 1:21 pm

It’s a superb article that the community desperately needs to be educated on.

The information is 100%, the name is not relavent
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 2:02 pm

There can be many reasons why he would not want to include his name.

Articles are either true or not. Name's irrelevant
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 2:20 pm

If everything written is true (which it is), of what significance is the name or lack thereof?

Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 6:17 am

Anonymous articles and comments should not be posted, This would solve a lot of problem and would prevent a lot of loshon hora and craziness that goes on in the commenting. If people actually had to show their identity in order to comment, they would be much more careful with what they write or might decide not to comment at all in some (most?) instances. The quality of the articles or “op-eds” would also go up. The writers would make sure to edit it properly and that the content is accurate etc.. The key word here is ACCOUNTABILITY. (The one… Read more »

This article is full of ACCOUNTABILITY
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 2:39 pm

It’s a great public service announcement. Let’s not sow division here.

Anonymous articles should be judged by the content
Reply to  Yakov Kirschenbaum
February 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Not by whose name is or isn’t there.

This article is superb and 100% spot-on
February 12, 2020 2:41 pm

It calls for unity and that we all get involved.

Ignore the mockers.

There are two days left to February 14
February 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Whoever didn’t switch you have two days left to do so.

Out of town Yid
February 12, 2020 5:34 pm

The Democratic party does not support Israel.

Which is why we want to elect Dems who do
Reply to  Out of town Yid
February 12, 2020 5:48 pm

We’re trying to elect Democrats who DO support Israel.

So vote for Dems who do support Israel
Reply to  Out of town Yid
February 12, 2020 6:27 pm

That’s the whole point of this article.

So let's elect candidates who do
Reply to  Out of town Yid
February 12, 2020 7:48 pm

This is the whole point.

NO WE DON'T...
February 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Absolutely NO WE DON’T! This is the most out of touch statement I have ever heard. The Democrat party is currently about death of unborn & newborn infants, taking away our human rights, stealing our social security cofers, unmitigated lying/slander/hatred for America & our values,and much worse. Kissing the enemy; J.Street is of the party you say we should vote. Do you even have a clue what is going on in our country right now? Anyone voting Dem is a traitor!

You misunderstood the whole article
Reply to  NO WE DON'T...
February 17, 2020 4:09 pm

It’s not saying you should vote Democrat in the general election, but that in the Democrat primary people should vote for the most MODERATE candidate.

Exactly, we're trying to get moderate Dems
Reply to  NO WE DON'T...
February 17, 2020 5:38 pm

By voting in their primary for the candidates who are NOT radical Democrats.

In the primary vote for the most moderated Dem
Reply to  NO WE DON'T...
February 17, 2020 6:30 pm

And in the general you can vote for Republicans.

Captain Avious
February 17, 2020 10:48 pm

If everyone actually voted in Crown Heights, more politicians would cater to us. Too many lazy bums here

Which is why the article was written
Reply to  Captain Avious
February 18, 2020 11:43 am

To encourage everyone to get involved and vote.

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