The Republican Jewish Coalition and Republicans Abroad Israel are advocating that Americans living in Israel vote in the United States presidential elections. They estimate that 150,000 potential American voters live in Israel. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "With so many critical issues before us and so much at stake, it is important that every American citizen participate in this election. Americans living abroad are deeply concerned about America's growing debt burden, about jobs and health care, and about foreign policy issues that affect America's international standing. We're very excited to help Americans living in Israel to exercise their right to vote in the U.S. election this year."