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July 26, 1996 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-07-26

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Urging Jews to head to the polls becomes
a priority in this election year.

JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER

A

larmed by the rapid decline that as many as one-quarter of the
in Jewish voter participa- nation's approximately 4 million
tion, local and national or- eligible Jewish voters are not reg-
ganizations are mobilizing istered. The statistic puts Jewish
to combat the decrease with a voter registration, and hence par-
campaign that includes
ticipation, in line with vot-
voter registration drives,
t-•ing habits of the general
candidate surveys and
population. That's a place
support from clergy.
many Jews find alarm-
Jews, who make up
ing.
just over 2 percent of the
Historically, more than
U.S. population, no longer
90 percent of eligible Jews
vote in disproportionate-
participated in elections,
ly large numbers, accord-
according to the survey.
ing to a 1992 study commissioned Now, between 50 and 70 percent
by the Synagogue Council of of all Jews are registered to vote.
America.
Locally, organizations includ-
The council's data indicates ing the Jewish Community Coun-

MUIR CAN
EXP.155 CARD

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cil, Hadassah, the National Coun-
cil of Jewish Women and syna-
gogues and temples are doing
what they can to encourage Jews
to vote.
The Jewish Community Coun-
cil, along with some of these or-
ganizations, is implementing a
get-out-the-vote project. Those tar-
geted will be senior citizens, New
Americans, graduating high-
school seniors and college stu-
dents.
Because it is too late to regis-
ter for the Aug. 6 primary elec-
tion, efforts will be directed
toward encouraging participa-
POLLS page 12

National Council Of Jewish Women Questionnaire

QUESTIONS

1. Do you support the
establishment of
state standards for
child-care facilities?

2. Do you support
cutting welfare
benefits to children
born after the
mother is on
welfare?

3. Do you support
funding that would
ensure adequate
health care for every
child in Michigan?

4. Do you support a
woman's right to
reproductive
freedom as currently
defined by the
Supreme Court?

5. Do you support
measures to allow
school-sponsored
prayer in public
school?

6. Do you support
state-mandated
content standards
for public schools?

V)89

MasteLCard

Increasing The Numbers

7. Do you support
funding to pay for
necessary support
services that would
enable welfare
recipients to become
gainfully employed?

8. Do you favor public
financial support
(e.g. tuition tax
credits or vouchers)
for parents of pupils
in private or

parochial schools?

House District
D
3e5mtioicrat Pte
etelir
ct
Ferndale no response
Democrat David Gubow, Huntington Woods
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No 6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

36th State House District

Democrat Paul Condino, Southfield
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No
Democrat Milton Dzodin, Southfield
1 • Yes 2. Yes 3.
4. Yes 5.
Democrat Carol King, Southfield
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No
Democrat Nancy Quarles, Southfield
1. Yes 2• No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

6.

7. Yes 8. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

37th State House District

Republican Linda Jolicoeur, Farmington Hills - no response
Republican Andrew Raczkowski, Farmington Hills - no response
Republican Terry Sever, Farmington Hills - no response
Republican Cathleen Webb, Northville
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No 6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

39th State House District

Republican Barbara Dobb, Commerce Township
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No 6. No
Republican Sam Washington, West Bloomfield
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. No 5. No 6. Yes
Democrat Matthew Abel, West Bloomfield
1 • Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No 6. Yes
Democrat Sheri Katzman, West Bloomfield
1 • Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No 6. Yes

7. Yes 8. No

7. Yes 8. No

7. Yes 8. No

7. Yes 8. No

40th State House District

Republican David Buckley, Bloomfield Hills
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4.
5. No
Republican Vicki Dallas, Birmingham
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. Yes
Republican Patricia Godchaux, Birmingham
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No
Republican Pat Hardy, Bloomfield Hills
1. Yes 2. No 3. Yes 4. Yes 5. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8.

6. No

7. Yes 8. No

6. Yes 7. Yes 8. Yes

Republican Bill McMaster, Birmingham - no response

Republican John Paul Ogurek, Bingham Farms - no response

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