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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

For President of the USA

Donald J Trump

Gov Mike Pence - VP

The Jewish Voice endorses Donald J Trump and his running mate. Indiana Governor Mike Pence for President and Vice President respectively.

Trump opposes Common Core, would abolish the Department of Education, deferring education of our children to local communities and states. He would empower parents with school choice, charter schools and vouchers for those in financial need.

He would also eliminate the Department of Environmental Protection calling its support of global warming, windmills and closing of coal mines dangerous to our economy and a deterrent to future economic growth.

And as a proud entrepreneur himself, he would cater to and come to the aid of small businesses which he calls the heart and soul of America. He claims that most politicians never hired an employee or even ran a candy store and are therefore incapable of coming to grips with the intricacies of commerce and manufacturing.

He supports domestic energy production in order to make our nation independent of foreign sources.

He would use his business acumen to support American productivity in order to induce industry to remain in this country and for those who have left our shores for tax and labor costs, to come home. The increase of American jobs is a major goal for Mr. Trump.

So, to sum it up, we will continue speaking out for Mr. Trump, who is one of the leading supporters of Israel

For US Senator of the State of New York

The Jewish Voice endorses the re-election of Senator Charles Schumer (D) to the United States Senate. As the senior senator from New York, Schumer has amassed an impressive portfolio of accomplishments; all geared for the betterment of the lives of New York’s residents. He opposed the Iran Nuke Deal and spoke out publically against the President’s decision to forge ahead with it.

For US House of Representatives

The Jewish Voice endorses the re-election of Dan Donovan for the US House of Representatives in District 11

“Dan Donovan is a proven and trusted fighter for small business,” said Geoffrey O’Hara, VP of Regional Affairs and Advocacy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “He not only understands the challenges businesses are facing in this sluggish economy, but he recognizes the importance of a thriving private sector to grow the middle class. Whether it’s his fight to cut taxes, reduce energy costs or repeal harmful and costly regulations, the business community can know they have a real advocate in Dan Donovan. We are proud to once again endorse him as the clear choice to represent the 11th congressional district.”

“Dan Donovan is a proven and trusted fighter for small business.”

The Jewish Voice endorses the re-election of Peter T. King for the US House of Representatives in 2nd congressional district

Peter King formerly served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he drew attention in early 2011 for holding hearings on the extent of radicalization of American Muslims. He also sits on the Financial Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

For NY State Senate in District 17

The Jewish Voice endorses Simcha Felder for re-election to the State Senate in District 17. Felder is a fierce advocate for the rights of his constituents and has proven himself to be a dedicated public servant

For the NY State Assembly in the 73rd AD

On Election Day, voters in the 73rd Assembly District on Manhattan’s East Side can make a real statement on the future of our city and state. Those who write-off Manhattan as a Democrat stronghold should take a closer look at this district which runs from the low 90s to the mid 30s encompassing much of the East Side.

Joe Lhota, the GOP’s poorly funded opponent to Bill de Blasio in the 2013 mayor’s race, actually carried the district that year by nearly 4,000 votes.

Its current occupant, Assemblyman Dan Quart has been an uninspiring legislator whose sole claim to fame is a piece of ill conceived legislation that would make it legal for New Yorkers to carry a quick opening Gravity Knife on the streets of our city. Gravity Knives have been illegal in New York for nearly 60 years and for good reason; in 2015 alone there roughly 4,000 slashings and stabbings in New York City. Assemblyman Quart’s bill currently sits on Andrew Cuomo desk waiting to be signed it to law, even as it’s opposed by former NYPD Commissioners Bill Bratton and Ray Kelly, Manhattan DA Cy Vance and in a rare flash of common sense Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Republican Rebecca Harary, who is also running on the Independence, Reform and Stop de Blasio lines has called on Governor Cuomo to veto the bill. Harary has also had the common sense to call for lifting the cap on Charter Schools and has been a vocal advocate for Term Limits for all members of the legislature as well as the Governor, the Attorney General and the Comptroller as the first step towards end the culture of corruption that permeates Albany.

Thankfully, Rebecca Harary isn’t another career politician in search of a job; she’s a mother of six and grandmother of seven who, over the course of her career, has started a successful small business, helped create two non-profit schools for special needs children, another non-profit that teaches skills to young women entering the workforce and she raised over $24 million for the building of a Jewish community center on the East Side.

Her boundless energy and common sense are two attributes that anyone running for office needs. When you combine them with Rebecca Harary’s life experience and willingness to buck the system you have a candidate that can bring about real change in Albany. Additionally, Independents and Democrats, who may think twice about voting Republican in the year of Trump, can make a statement by voting on the Stop de Blasio line. Their action will send a clear message to City Hall; voters on the East Side have had it with Mayor de Blasio and his progressively bad policies.

For New York State Senate candidate, 28th SD

Michael K. Zumbluskas has been a leader in the independent political movement in New York and nationwide for the past 25 years. He is committed to “practical government that works for all” and reforming the electoral system. During the past two-and-a-half decades, Mike has led voter registration and party enrollment drives throughout New York and worked as a campaign advisor for numerous independent, republican and democratic candidates.

Additionally, he has appeared on numerous network television programs as a studio panelist on electoral reform and grassroots activism. Mike has been a consultant on numerous campaigns from local city council races to presidential campaigns. He has worked on campaigns in all five boroughs of New York City and even helped candidates in other states. Mike has held the positions of, treasurer, petition coordinator, volunteer coordinator and campaign manager. One of his biggest accomplishments was running George McDonald’s successful petition drive in 2013. Mike is currently serving as the New York County Chairman of the Independence Party, and he continues to serve on the Independence Party State Executive Committee and is IPNY’s chief organizer and also chairman of the candidate screening committee for all of New York City.

Tony Evans – Candidate for Congress in NY’s 13th District

Tony Evans is a resident of Harlem, NY, where he is looking to make history by becoming the first non-Democrat to be elected to Congress for New York’s 13th District. Tony is a former international corporate banker; an experienced defense attorney; a small-business owner; a homeowner; a husband and a father. Tony’s extensive professional experience and diverse career background make him a unique and highly qualified candidate to represent New York’s 13th District in Congress.

For 18 years, Tony worked as an international corporate banker for Citigroup, where

he held a number of executive positions that required him to travel extensively and conduct business throughout Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. During his time at Citi, Tony was responsible for building and maintaining successful business relationships in nearly all of the major financial capitals and developing regions of the world.

Tony also served as Director of Sales in the Securities Lending business at Citi where he helped advise state and local governments (including in NY) on how to reduce pension shortfalls and maximize returns on public assets. In 2008, Tony left Citigroup to open up his own private practice law firm in Harlem. As the owner and general partner of his own small business in Harlem, Tony counseled and represented a number of corporate executives, private investors, small corporations and high-profile individuals. Tony’s work as an attorney also brought him very close to the issues of the community, as he has often represented local neighbors and friends.

Phil Rosenthal

10th Congressional District

Phil is running to keep us safe, grow the economy, and preserve the Constitutional values that made America the greatest nation in the world. He strongly opposes the Iran nuclear deal, and was appalled that our current representative championed it. Phil wants to bring moral clarity back to our foreign policy, including steadfast support for our great ally Israel.

Phil is an ardent supporter of school choice and wants to help hard-working residents of his district who are struggling to pay the rent. He is proposing a renter’s tax credit for families that pay 40% or more of their income in rent and are not in a high-income bracket. Phil also is determined to have the United States once again lead in science, space, and technology.

Phil also serves on the board of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), a 501(c)(3) think tank and policy center with an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel stance. He also is a very proud member of the Leadership Council of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Dr. Rosenthal served on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore and on the board of The Dwelling Place, a non-profit that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families.

Dr. Rosenthal is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. He also has a special ballot line – “stop the Iran deal” – which will provide an important referendum on the deal that created an existential threat to Israel and New York City.

Dr. Rosenthal is proud to be endorsed by Congressmen Lee Zeldin and Dan Donovan, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, and Republican District Leader R’ Nachman Caller.

Robert Ardini

12th Congressional District

My Congressional District includes much of Manhattan and a small section of Brooklyn and Queens. My Number One issue is our crippling NATIONAL DEBT. Left unchecked, it will soon crush each and every segment of our population. We're all aware of what happens when individuals run up too much credit. It's no different when it comes to our government. We already have one or two good plans to keep our debt under control. When I mention the word 'Congress' to the average voter, gridlock is the word they most associate with it. How do I plan to overcome gridlock? The old-fashioned way - by forging personal friendships with members of all parties, establishing a foundation of mutual respect from which to build, and then employing proven negotiation skills. It's a successful recipe without having to resort to 'giving away the farm.' Professionally, I've had a varied career working as a marketing executive and, in later years, running a small business. I'm NOT a career politician.

Melinda Crump

30th Senate District

Melinda is running to make New York more affordable and business friendly by reducing taxes and fees on individuals and small businesses. Provide families and students with more options in k-12 education, and improve our public-school outcomes in poor performing districts. In addition, she wants to foster better relationships with law enforcement and work towards more judicial sentencing practices.

Bryan Jung

65th Assembly District

I am running because Mayor DeBlasio’s performance as the mayor of New York has been abysmal. His actions have been a disgrace to the people of the City of New York. We can do better and I will do whatever I can to oppose the worse aspects of his agenda. Homelessness is a major issue in our city that must be addressed. The homeless in our city are being completely underserved by our public institutions. It is abomination that we have children and families on the streets period. Further, I will fight for the safety of my constituency and all New Yorkers when in Albany. The threat of terror and the memories of those who died are important to the people of my district. In regards to the NYPD, I will stand by them and respect their service to this great city of ours.

Hyman Drusin

67th Assembly District

As a local activist, Hyman is running to protect New Yorkers from terrorism and increasing crime, make NY affordable & competitive by lowering taxes and focus on education through promoting charter schools, which favor students over unionized teachers.

Daby Carreras

68th Assembly District

I believe we all must make it clear to the world that U.S.-Israel alliance is pinnacle to America's security as a fortification in defense of the west in the Middle East. I believe that Jerusalem, the undivided capital of Israel should be the site of our or American embassy, as it is in every other U.S. embassy abroad. Further, I believe the U.S. military should eternally support our brothers in Israel to keep its regional edge so it can defend itself. i.e. missile defense to counterterrorism. The United States should immediately reevaluate U.S. policy towards the Palestinian Authority, and not allow American tax dollars to go to an organization that incites hatred against Jews and seeks to partner with the terrorist group Hamas.

I intend on making education a top priority when elected to ensure all children have a fair chance at a good education. With regards to homelessness/housing, it's unconscionable that here in NYC "the center of the universe" the current democratic leadership has turned its back on the people who need them the most and that's the working poor. Finally, I will fight to fix the dysfunctional distribution of SNAP/HRA funds. It is of the utmost Importance that we lower taxes for our community job creators. People must understand that they are not poor because someone else is rich!

Heather Tarrant

70th Assembly District

When I moved to Harlem in 1999 a determined single mother I was not prepared. I had a good job, a sweet little girl, and a desire to get home to New York City. I thought I would quietly find some anonymous spot in my beloved city, get my feet under me, and get my child a good start in life. On a beautiful sunny winter day I found a little apartment that I could afford, shown to me by a kind man who told me of the good neighbors and the lady down the hall who could babysit. It was an easy commute to the job I thought I'd have for years and the first view out of the house was a lovely park. I was not prepared for the incredible support of my community.

A living wage, education for my daughter, affordable subway fares, even the living conditions in my own home required standing up, standing my ground, and fighting for everything my family deserves. As she got older and I was able to lift my head up and really look around, I was reminded that we're all fighting the same battles. While elected officials can seem responsive when we call on them - if they truly were standing up every day for what's best for US, we would be able to focus on our own success, rather than fighting for our survival.

Frank Scala

74th Assembly District

For the past 40 years he’s owned, La Scala, a barber shop located in an office building on Fifth Avenue. He is running to help his neighbors and small business people emphasizing that we need working class politicians to help working class people. He has a long history as a community and political activist. He’s a member of Community Board 6’s Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee. And for the past 15 years he has been President of the Albano Republican Club which he revived after moving to the district.

For over a decade he has been involved with the 13th Precinct Community Council and is a military veteran, having served three years in the Italian Navy.

Joseph Maffia

75th Assembly District

The 75th Assembly district is in dire need of improved services and facilities for the homeless. The district includes numerous tourist attractions and is one with a significant number of new high end rental and co-operative development without adequate facilities for the homeless. I am running to increase funding for shelter programs, increase funding for homeless services such as affordable quality housing, mental health services, childcare, foster care and address deficiencies in existing infrastructure and facilities to improve the quality of life in homeless shelters.