Shalom Life | September 17, 2014

Jewish Musician with ALS running for U.S President

American musician and songwriter Lee Abramson will not let ALS get in the way of his Presidential dreams.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 15th, 2011 in News » World

Jewish Musician with ALS running for U.S President

Lee Abramson has just announced that he will run as an independent for President in 2012.

Abramson is a Jewish musician and entrepreneur that suffers from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 34, but hasn’t allowed the disease to prevent him from achieving his goals.

Abramson is the first person to write music using ModelTalker, a computerized speech production program. He uses a combination of adaptive technology, live musicians, and electronic technology to create complex original compositions, all with only one finger. His music features electronic textures, synthesizers, piano, bass, and percussion. Due to his disability, he can only write music one note at a time. He uses a number of software programs to assist him including Sibelius, LogicPro, ModelTalker, Dreamweaver, and Assistiveware.

Lee is now dedicating his energy to a Presidential campaign. He believes that he would bring a much needed perspective to the Oval Office. Abramson proposes immediate changes to defense strategy and the overall defense budget, along with a major revision of the tax code, and the elimination of private health insurance companies, which will be replaced by a government healthcare plan.

Abramson doesn’t think that Obama Care is sufficient enough, and instead proposes Americare that will care for everyone for the duration of his or her entire life.

"Americare will pay for the needs of all United States citizens and allow healthcare providers to be compensated according to their skill set. It will replace Medicare, Medicaid, and all private insurance. I believe that all private insurance companies are criminal organizations, because they make profits by delaying and denying care which could in many instances cause unnecessary deaths and suffering to people who rely on private insurance," explained Abramson.

He believes that marijuana should be legalized and sold through authorized dispensaries with all taxes going to the States. He also has strong thoughts on nuclear warfare, tax policy, and crime.

Abramson says that his own battle with ALS has enabled him to gain insight and experience that will bring a fresh new perspective to the office of President. He has understanding and empathy for the people of America and their daily struggles, especially though with medical issues.

If you visit his website that promotes both his Presidential candidacy and musical endeavors, you can sign up for his mailing list and get a free mp3 sent to your invoice of the song “Shalom”.

To find out more information about his qualifications and platform, sign up for his mailing list or download his music, please visit LeeAbramson.com

Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad Hollywood Unites to Defy Hamas in New York Times Ad TrendingIraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] Iraqi Show Depicts ISIS Leader as the Spawn of Satan and a Jewish Woman [VIDEO] TrendingUJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre Receives Capital Grant from the Government of Canada Trending
 

The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

September 16, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

A look at the 'Catfish' star's new book, "In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age"

Read More

British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

Security guard at leading U.K. retailer Sport Direct bars children from entering, says "No Jews, no Jews"

Read More

GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

September 16, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Enter now to win a pair of tickets to 'This Is Where I Leave You' starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Jane Fonda.

Read More

TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

Documentarian Tamara Erde takes us into six classrooms in Israel and Palestine to discover what children are being taught.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

Lauren Collins and Ben Lewis' satirical short subtly suggests that being Canadian and being a famous young actor may be mutually exclusive.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Rosewater

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Rosewater

Jon Stewart's directorial debut is gripping, informative, poignant, and at times unexpectedly comical.

Read More

Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

Says bill proposed by current PM Stephen Harper is against "Canadian identity"

Read More

Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

September 16, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

Did you know one of the best Jewish film festivals take place in Mobile, Alabama each year?

Read More

More Headlines