The Israel Republican Committee

Meeting minutes, Sunday June 18, 2006

Our goals
Get people registered OVF overseas Voters form – 100% online. (is this the site you had in mind) Focus on key races and states

To do 22 july
Yahoogroups from nefeshbnefesh Write email (how pro-israel Rep is vs Dems Send email weekly Voter registration nights – Israel Center, IDT, raanana, bet shemesh, efrat Yeshivot esp mir Important races Cleveland list Update website Article in US press, why Israeli Americans are voting Republican Create list of upcoming events to participate in Cell rent companies Someone to do data entry and follow up What are our specific number goals? 1000 ohio 500 PA 1000 FL 100 PR See whats with Mordechai Rennert What is the action item in our blast email? Send us your details? Sign up on a website?

Content of message to audience:
2006 is a midterm election. Do our 10000 votes count? The White house is keenly interested in Israel voters. We have to articulate why we are for the President. "It's the foreign policy, stupid!" If you care about Israel, you have to vote, and you have to vote Republican. In 2004, 40K US citizens in Israel voted, of which an estimated 70% voted Republican. In Israel, we know why we vote Republican, because we put Israel high on our priorities. By communicating, we can try to influence US Jews. According to recent polls, only 31% of US Jews list Israel as a priority in voting. The Israel Republican Committee, and all US citizens in Israel who register and vote, can set a standard, a target, by which USA Jews can decide what their interest should be. Americans in Israel recognize that Republicans are now unquestionably more proIsrael than Democrats. Three recent resolutions exemplify this: Security fence resolution: 20% Democrats voted against, because the extreme left was against it 37 Democratic representatives voted against the policy declaration against Hamas. [Another important vote] In each of these votes, Republicanss were closer to 100% pro-Israel (Kory – this is the article you distributed at the Sat night meeting, yes?) Israel eighth in worldwide expat registration status:

Forums to access our audience
Need a booth at July 4 AACI YU alumni RCA OU Yahoogroups Venues for events Yeshivot Cell rent companies

PR opportunites
Article in the charedi press – rabbi say to vote – Rabbi Blum Op ed in Post (Ruthie Bloom) We also have to make noise.

How many races are there, which are the key races? Where are the eligible voters in Israel for the key races? When are the deadlines to register in each state? (Most states have to have registered 30-60 days before the election) What is the timeline for 2006 elections and our Committee's activities? When is our next meeting?

To Do List, who's in charge of what
[GA: I have taken the liberty of "volunteering" you according to my understanding of the outcome of our meeting. Please comment if indicated] Have op ed etc pieces written – Marc Get complete list of Anglo community yahoogroups – Gidon Get complete list of races, and which are key – Kory Find a programmer who can create a cover website to register voters and snag their details for us Sems and Yeshivas – Mordechai A Try to get a budget – Kory Create timeline – Kory Enlist people who have substantial US expat clients to join our committee (ie, try to get their clients to register) Get booth at AACI July 4 event, man the event Create list of upcoming events to participate in Create list of places that we can initiate events Create draft of email message to audience – Bob

Other stuff
OVF overseas Voters form – 100% online. Sems and Yeshivas – call their parents and make sure the whole family is registered Many register throught their own district

Make noise, and get everyone in the important districts. Kory will speak to AIPAC, Reps abroad and RJC and findout what are the key races Can someone program a website for our audience to sign up transparently and us getting their details?

Email List Mordechai Rennert

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