Protest Against Iran Sanctions

Report on the protest of Senator Gillibrand and Schumer’s support of S.1881, legislation which would torpedo Iran negotiations - organized by Women Against War with many other participants

Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to the Iran sanctions bill protest at the Federal Building. And thanks to all those who spoke – with passion and with eloquence — those who’d prepared presentations before and everyone who joined in.  It was great to have 30 of us there – from many different groups. I know our event stirred a spirited and educating discussion on the Move-On list which is great, too.

Schumer and Gillibrand’s office directors definitely got the message that there are multiple and good reasons we oppose their co-sponsorship of S 1881. At a similar New York City meeting with Gillibrand staff, the senator was described as in “a listening mode” on the issue – hopefully as a good sign. As is the meeting Obama had last night with democratic senators at which he pushed hard for giving the negotiations time to proceed.

The next month is a critical period to stop this legislation. Please keep the pressure on with letters to our senators!

Maud Easter, 12 Laurel Drive, Delmar, NY 12054, easter@nycap.rr.com; www.WomenAgainstWar.org