From Laura Myerson on behalf of WESPAC Middle East Committee:
Dear WESPAC members and friends,
In early September at the latest, the U.S. Congress will vote on the historic agreement reached between the U.S. and Iran that will dramatically curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions against Iran.
As you know, the Republican party and right-wing billionaires are colluding with Israel in an all-out campaign to destroy the deal, for which they need to convince some Democrats to join them in a “no” vote.
Our representatives, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representatives Lowey and Engels, are either undecided or leaning toward a “no” vote. We cannot allow them to. We have to put as much pressure as we can on them to represent the majority of Americans who are in favor of the agreement and vote “yes” on the pact, because the only alternative is more conflict and war.
WESPAC is going out there to mobilize that pressure. Attached is a flyer we intend to hand out on busy streets several Westchester towns. We will be asking people to sign a petition to our legislators (also attached) demanding that they vote “Yes” for peace, which we will reproduce and deliver to all four legislators. We will encourage those who sign to make calls there and then on our cell phones, and give them a script to make it easy. Attached are also talking points to help you engage with people.
We are asking all WESPAC members and friends to join us in this very important campaign. Please respond to this email with a commitment to work at one of the locations – it will be for just a couple of hours.
Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:00-8:30 am
Tarrytown at the train station at the bottom of Main Street
Contact person: Felice Gelman, email@example.com
Thurs., Aug. 13, 11:30-1:30 pm
White Plains at the fountain on Mamaroneck and Main Street
Contact person: Andrew Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Aug. 15, 11:00-12:00
New Rochelle at the farmer’s market on the Library Green at 1 Lawton Street.
Contact person: Ceil Lavan, email@example.com
Every Saturday, 12:00-1:00 Organized by Concerned Families of Westchester
Hastings-on-Hudson at VFW Plaza, Warburton Avenue and Spring Street
Contact Person: Frank Brodhead, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to get a few people to leaflet/petition with you at any other location, we will get the materials to you, and YOU will be the contact person there.
Please contact the WESPAC office at 914-449-6514 for further information.
Forward for Peace
For the Middle East Committee of WESPAC