NEW YORK (Nov. 6)
The non-partisan position of the Zionist Organization of America in the present political campaign for Presidency of the United States was emphasized in a statement issued here today by Max Bressler. ZOA president. The statement reads:
“Several inquiries have come to our office regarding the position of the Zionist Organization of America on the present political campaign for the Presidency of the United States.” Many individuals in the leadership of the Zionist Organization of America have expressed their support for one or the other of the candidates.
“In response to these inquiries, as president of the ZOA, I make this unequivocal statement of fact: The Zionist Organization of America is non-partisan. Its constituency throughout this land of ours is of both political faiths. Our program for America, for Israel and Jewry has been endorsed by both political parties. No endorsement of either one or the other candidate by any individual–whether in the highest leadership or in the ranks of the Zionist Organization of America–constitutes an endorsement by the Zionist Organization of America.
“I urge our constituency and everyone of our faith to join our fellow Americans in the exercise of his franchise and to vote his conscience. We enjoy the cherished privilege of freedom and democracy that made our cherished land great, and accept our responsibility as free citizens.”