Weekend Favor: Support my friend, Ira.

So there’s this guy I know.  His name is Ira.  He’s a husband, a father, a great shot, a volunteer docent at Holocaust Museum Houston — he’s always the one to give of himself to the point where the rest of us wonder where he gets so much to give.

A few years ago, Ira founded a grassroots group named Bridge Houston.  Its purpose was to counterbalance against a growing tide of antisemitism in Houston, Texas and provide an opportunity for others to break through the propaganda and learn the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Consistently over the past two years and in some cases at great personal danger to himself, Ira has gone toe-to-toe with hate groups and known anti-Semites.  His group and movement has grown.

Ira is currently number 21 in the Jewish Federations of North America’s Jewish Community Heroes contest.  The top 20 move on to the semifinals.  Let’s put him over the top, okay?

It’s not often that I use the odd little quasi-pulpit I’ve inexplicably developed here at America’s Right.  Frankly, I feel strange about doing so.  But when the favor to ask is something small–seriously, clicking HERE and clicking on the orange “VOTE” button for Ira will take about four seconds–and when the beneficiary is someone so deserving, I have no problem at all with it.

So…

  • To vote for Ira, click HERE and then click on the orange “VOTE FOR THIS HERO” button.
  • To read about Ira in the Houston Chronicle, click HERE.
  • To read about Bridge Houston, see lots of cool photos, and maybe even make a donation (please!), click HERE.

I spend a lot of time here, ranting and raving about the day-to-day political drama unfolding on Capitol Hill.  It’s fun, it’s a hobby, and I think–I hope–it makes a difference when it comes to educating the public.  But I have the luxury of keeping a computer screen between myself and those who stop by at America’s Right to get educated and/or angry at me.  Ira doesn’t have that luxury.  He stands up, stands fast, and does so at his own risk.  I admire him tremendously, and I hope you understand why and act accordingly.

Thank you,

Jeff

P.S.  It really takes very, very little time!  THANK YOU!

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Comments

  1. Gail B. says:

    You are very welcome!

    I voted and filled in email addresses for others to vote, too.

    It’s easy, has no “dues or fees,” and is the RIGHT thing to do!

  2. Boston Blackie says:

    It was an honor to vote for Ira after reading his bio. I will be sure to do so numerous times.

  3. Boston Blackie says:

    FYI, you can only vote for Ira once every 12 hours :(

  4. Tilli says:

    He is now in the top 20, but as they do in Chicago, VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!

  5. Ira says:

    Thank you Jeff for the kind words and your support. Please keep voting through Oct 8. I appreciate your solidarity and the work you do trying to provide clarity on issues.

  6. Jeff Schreiber says:

    No problem, Ira. I hope the folks here are turning out every 12 hours or so like I am.

    And, by the way, I know that I’m no Houston Chronicle, but if you ever need yet another place to get your message out — you’ve got AR.

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