Why You Should Care

user submitted picture From Get Out the Vote 2004, a Jewish voting guide:
“During the next four years, there will be important debates about the way our government does business. Legislation on significant issues such as foreign aid, safety net programs, Social Security, international debt relief, gun control, civil rights, and support for Israel is likely to be considered by the next Congress and Administration. In addition, over the next four years the President will appoint and the Senate will confirm numerous judges, which will likely include one or more Supreme Court Justices.
American Jews are concentrated in the most populous states and, when activated, can make a real difference in a national election. Ninety percent of the Jewish population resides in 13 states with substantial electoral college leverage: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. These states collectively have 280 electoral votes, more than the amount needed to elect a President. In the past, Jews have frequently been a

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