Both Satmar Factions Throw Support Behind NY Gov Kathy Hochul & Running Mate

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Growing momentum for Governor Kathy Hochul’s re-election campaign as major factions in the Jewish community in New York unite behind her ahead of the Democratic primary on June 28.

This week, the two largest Hasidic voting blocs in New York issued endorsement letters in their weekly publications. Both Satmar factions in Williamsburg, the “Aharonim” and “Zalonim”, joined other Hasidic sects in calling Hochul a close friend and an ally that has earned the trust of the community. A few months ago, over a dozen leaders in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway in Queens stood with Hochul as they announced their support.

More endorsements are slated to be made public in the coming days.

Hochul has proven to be a staunch and reliable ally of the Jewish community in the past eight years, serving as lieutenant governor and since becoming governor last year.

Hochul has established a working relationship with community leaders and has shown up to local events and visited day schools and yeshivas across the state. She has also spoken out forcefully against antisemitism and the rise in violent attacks against Jews, in particular Hasidic Jews who are more visibly Jewish.

In just one year, Hochul has allocated more funds for education programs in private schools and yeshivas, added millions in grants to strengthen safety and security measures at Jewish institutions and nonprofit organizations and increased the reimbursement cap for victims of hate crimes by $2,000. Despite facing pressure from progressives and other groups, Hochul also amended the new bail reform law so that it would allow the police to arrest people for hate crimes that had previously required only a desk appearance ticket.

Last December, the governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed the town of Blooming Grove to tax property sales and use the proceeds to buy land it wants to conserve to thwart housing development for the growing Hasidic community.

In the endorsement letters, the community leaders expressed their gratitude to Governor Hochul and her running mate Lt. Governor Antonio Delgado. They urged members of the community who are eligible to vote to make their voice heard by coming out to vote for another four years of accomplishments that would benefit the community.

The primary for governor and lieutenant governor is on Tuesday, June 28. Early voting starts on June 18.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. Satmar chooses winners in order to leverage their effectiveness and impact on getting things done, rather than making a values statement by endorsing a candidate virtually certain to lose, and thus be irrelevant for future needs of the Klal.

  2. Problem is that very small percentage go out and vote. Like in BP its less than 10%. No one is interested because no one feels like it makes a difference who they vote for.

  3. Joseph,

    You’re spinning what other readers already understand:

    Satmar chooses whomever they feel will win in order to leverage their own effectiveness and impact on their bottom line, rather than caring about the candidate’s values and ethics, how they will impose their corrupt worldview on Orthodox institutions or how they will destroy the quality of life of their constituents.

    Case in point, Bill de Blasio.

  4. Aside from Andrew Cuomo she’s the worst governor of the state has ever had- fake Jews who endorse her should be ashamed of themselves.

  5. Two factions agreed to put fellow Jews in greater danger across the state for their own selfish purposes- is anyone surprised?
    It’s really difficult to follow the machinations of fake Jews

  6. More respect for AOC than fake Jewish clowns- at least she’s not a fake.
    Are frum Jews on the same ideological page as Kathy Hochul ? I don’t think so. Are frum Jews for a candidate that will be a little tougher on crime like Lee Zeldin ( Who has a legit chance of winning ) and make the streets safe for families across the state. Of course they are- but fake Jewish clowns aren’t .
    How does any respectable normal frum Jew respect these clowns?

  7. Hochul is an evil wicked lady who’s main campaign slogan is that she supports women from around the country to come to New York and have the dumb stupid worthless gullible taxpayers find the murder of their babies! Is this who these people are supporting? Is this what brings a nachas ruach to the borei olam?! Such a lack of basic yiras shomayim!

  8. Hochul is the Rusha who wants to put Jewish parents in jail and these “Chasidim” are going to vote for this monster. Sick people. We have to get them to vote REPUBLICAN. What is wrong with them?

  9. Yaakov —
    In answer to your question- yes they have clearly agreed before on the fact that they both need to sucker the masses as much as they possibly can to hold onto power

  10. “Have the 2 factions ever agreed about anything before this?..”

    Yes. They do not attack one another when the Zalmanites visit the kever of Rav Yoel in Monsey each Summer on the Rav’s yahrtzeit.

  11. Shame on us!!
    Open your eyes, look at the decadence around us!!
    And yet we still insist on using just one criteria in choosing a candidate ; “PROGRAMS”.
    Do we believe in Hashem or don’t we?
    Simply astounding!

  12. If she is in favor of forcing their education on our children then NO one should vote for her
    yes our cheders and schools need better English math history etc. to be taught but NOT the garbage they wanna put out there

  13. They must love pain! They throw their support, but do they realize that their constituents throw people onto train tracks? Wake up you morons!

  14. yaakov doe – funny you ask , if you were to spend a shabbos with each of the 2 ” factions”… there is absolutely NO difference.. from the womb to the tomb

  15. 2 idiots who have an agenda to get as much $$$ as possible…
    BUT good.. let them vote hochul and then cry about the chinuch laws….
    Vote republican!!!!

  16. This is tragic. We need to reach out to everyone we can and educate them about the grave mistake of voting based on funding, and not based on moral values.
    This is exactly what Rav Avigdor Miller zatzal spoke so strongly against.
    This week’s Pirkei Avos tells us, (Perek 2 Mishna 3), “Be careful of the government, because they only get close to someone for their own benefit. They act like a friend but do not stand by a person in their time of need.”
    The article stated that Hochul is our friend because she showed up to events and because she pledged $. That’s not called a friend. That’s called smart campaigning.
    A friend is someone who shares common values.

  17. 3) As the NYS education Dept is ch”v about to pass laws mandating us to send our kids to schools that will teach to’eiva and destroy the very essence of our communities, have we not learned our lessons about voting for those who stand for these immoral practices? How embarrassing!
    What good is all the money in the world for the Yeshivas when it comes with a price tag of giving up everything dear to us? I mean EVERYTHING. They’re trying to destroy our religious and family life altogether, make no mistake. The money is a TRAP.

  18. 3) As the NYS education Dept is ch”v about to pass laws mandating us to send our kids to schools that will teach to’eiva and destroy the very essence of our communities, have we not learned our lessons about voting for those who stand for these immoral practices? How embarrassing!
    What good is all the money in the world for the Yeshivas when it comes with a price tag of giving up everything dear to us? I mean EVERYTHING. They’re trying to destroy our religious and family life altogether, make no mistake. The money is a TRAP. 😰

  19. By the way, you can go to netzachyisrael.substack.com to learn more about the chinuch threat, or call the chinuch hotline at (718) 691-9691. It’s time to make ourselves independent and to stop taking any $$ from the government. That’s the only way to save ourselves from the shmad.
    Ending off with danger #4): Supporting a candidate who stands for everything that HaShem hates is a grave chilul Hashem. I’m sorry, but we need to be telling the world that we do NOT support same gender marriage or abortion, and that G-d forbids these things. We are meant to be a light unto the nations. That’s why we’re here!
    Voting for evil people who promote everything that HaShem hates will only bring us bad.
    Please wake up, everyone, and wake up your friends.

  20. By the way, you can go to netzachyisrael.substack.com to learn more about the chinuch threat, or call the chinuch hotline at (718) 691-9691. It’s time to make ourselves independent and to stop taking any $$ from the government. That’s the only way to save ourselves from the shmad.
    Ending off with danger #4): Supporting a candidate who stands for everything that HaShem hates is a grave chilul Hashem. I’m sorry, but we need to be telling the world that we do NOT support same gender marriage or abortion, and that G-d forbids these things. We are meant to be a light unto the nations. That’s why we’re here!
    Voting for evil people who promote everything that HaShem hates will only bring us bad.
    Please wake up, everyone, and wake up your friends.🔥

  21. i hope Satmar doesnt then cry wolf about how the state is imposing all this sick polices on our yeshivas it is ALL coming from Hochul no one else.

  22. People who complain that they’re not supporting Zeldin instead — this is a primary! If you are registered as a Democrat, as most people are, Zeldin is not a candidate, so you can’t vote for him! You can only vote for one of the Democrats, so they are endorsing the one they think is best for them. Maybe there’s a Democrat one should support instead, but Zeldin is just not an option. In November it will be different, and everyone should vote for the Republican candidate, whether it’s Zeldin or someone else.