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CREDO: Sen. Booker’s #IranDeal support shows real leadership

By September 3, 2015 No Comments

FYI – Progressive activism group CREDO Action, which has 69,627 members in New Jersey and more than 3.8 million members nationwide, released the statement below in response to Senator Booker’s statement today in support of the Iran nuclear deal:

We applaud Sen. Booker for announcing his public support for the Iran nuclear deal,” said Zack Malitz, campaign manager at CREDO Action. “Despite enormous pressure from those lobbying for endless war, Sen. Booker did the right thing. It’s time for Democrats who are still on the fence to publicly state their support.

Sen. Booker’s support for the deal shows real leadership in light of the fact that New Jersey’s senior senator, Robert Menendez, is one of the most aggressive warmongers in the Democratic senate caucus. Sen. Menendez is already under indictment and is now more isolated than ever thanks to his aggressive opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.” Malitz explained.

PLEASE NOTE: On August 25, CREDO launched a petition calling on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to publicly pledge to pick a vice presidential nominee who supports the Iran Deal. The petition has been signed more than 64,000 activists.

More than 6,200 of Senator Booker’s constituents in New Jersey have signed a petition at StopWarWithIran.com telling Democrats in Congress to support the deal.

ALMOST 100,000 CREDO ACTIVISTS TOLD SENATOR MENENDEZ TO STOP WARMONGERING ON IRAN: 93,465 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.

CREDO and its 3.8 million members have fought for years to stop Republicans from sabotaging diplomacy and starting a war with Iran:

CREDO ACTIVISTS SPEAK OUT IN AUGUST: CREDO activists across the country spoke out for peace at hundreds of rallies, town halls and meetings with their members of Congress throughout the August recess.

STOPWARWITHIRAN.COM DRIVES SURGE OF GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM: Within hours of the deal being announced on July 14, CREDO and allies launched StopWarWithIran.com to serve as a hub for progressive activism in support of the deal. The site has generated more than 450,000 petition signatures and 55,000 phone calls to Democrats in Congress in support of the deal.

EXPLAINER VIDEO: PREVENTING A WAR WITH IRAN: On July 17, CREDO released a short video explaining how grassroots activism can stop Republicans from sabotaging the nuclear deal and pushing us into a war with Iran. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIyPXpAHZH

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 was 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

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.8 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and tens of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change.