Agudath Israel executive vice president Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel issued the following statement today:
Today is Election Day. We urge all our constituents and friends to please go out and vote!
Your vote counts. It may help decide the outcome of a close election. And it will surely help the victors decide what to do after the elections.
The simple reality is that government officials look at which groups vote, and take their positions on the major issues of the day accordingly. Communities that vote are communities that are listened to and heard. Securing political support with regard to the issues that affect us deeply -increased government aid to our educational institutions, improving the amount and quality of government services available in our neighborhoods -depends on each and every registered voter taking the time to go to the polls on Election Day.
So please, take the time to vote today, for yourself . . . for your children . . . for your community . . . for Klal Yisroel.