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