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Corker bill will force Democrats to choose between war and peace with Iran

By May 7, 2015 No Comments

In response to today’s vote in the Senate to pass the Corker-Cardin Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, CREDO released the following statement:

The Corker-Cardin bill sets up a future vote that will force Democrats in Congress to make a historic choice: Vote for peace or vote for war with Iran,” said CREDO Campaign Manager Zack Malitz, adding, “We urge Democrats to protect the ongoing diplomatic process by going on the record now supporting a diplomatic solution to limit Iran’s nuclear program. If they won’t, the alternative is war,” Malitz continued, “Democrats who fail to support diplomacy risk being on the wrong side of history.

CREDO’s 3.7 million members have fought for years to stop Republicans from sabotaging diplomacy and starting a war with Iran. Below are some of the recent actions CREDO members have taken on this issue:

Over 100,000 CREDO activists told Senator Chuck Schumer not to lead us to war with Iran: Shortly after Senator Reid announced his retirement and it became clear that Senator Schumer is almost certain to become the next Democratic leader in the Senate, Senator Schumer loudly endorsed the Corker anti-diplomacy bill. 106,327 CREDO activists signed a petition saying that Senator Schumer war wrong on Iraq, wrong on Iran and wrong for Senate Democratic leadership.

Nearly 150,000 CREDO activists urged Senate Democratic leaders to introduce a resolution denouncing Tom Cotton’s dangerous letter and the senators who signed it: After Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators sent a letter to Iran’s government threatening to sabotage any deal, 146,762 spoke out and urged Senate Democratic leaders to put forward a resolution condemning the letter and its signatories. The petition can be found here: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/gang_of_47

Nearly 80,000 CREDO activists told Democrats to skip Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s anti-diplomacy speech: 77,507 activists signed a petition to Democrats in Congress denouncing John Boehner for secretly arranging for Prime Minister Netanyahu to attack President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran in front of a joint session of Congress, and urging Democrats to skip the speech. The petition can be found here: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/boehner_iran_speech

Almost 100,000 CREDO activists told Senator Menendez to stop warmongering on Iran: 98,854 CREDO members signed a petition calling out Senator Menendez for trying to start a war with Iran by colluding with Republicans to pass new sanctions. After hundreds of tweets and local press coverage, Menendez backed down and agreed to delay a vote on his dangerous bill.

Since the beginning of 2014, CREDO members have reported making more than 6,200 pro-diplomacy calls to Congress: In response to threats by some Democrats to join with Republicans to sabotage President Obama’s diplomacy, CREDO members have poured in thousands of calls urging Democrats not to start a war with Iran.

Last year CREDO members attended 27 meetings with members of congress to urge congressional restraint and support for diplomacy.

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