STATEMENT BY COUNCILMAN DANIEL FRIEDMAN:
This morning, I voted along with the Ramapo Town Board to appeal the decision to throw out the results of the referendum. This isn’t about whether or not you believe it should have passed- it’s about counting the vote of every person- both those who wanted it to pass and those who did not. To throw out the votes of 20,000 people who wanted to make their voice heard without holding a single argument in court on the issue is to disenfranchise every person who took the time to vote. The court’s decision has shaken the faith of the public, and emboldened cynics who constantly preach that one’s vote doesn’t matter.