By COLlive reporter
Pressure is mounting on Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to vote against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
With hundreds of calls coming into her Brooklyn Office on Tuesday by concerned constituents, many callers reported that they felt they were being given the “brush off” after being told by Clarke’s staff to “call our Washington, DC office about these policies.”
The calls are being made this week due to a grassroots campaign by a group of local Crown Heights activists to urge Congresswoman Clarke to vote “No” on the proposed deal.
Some two dozen Crown Heights synagogues and community organizations emailed their members expressing deep concern about the deal.
Opponents hung several twenty foot banners across the main Kingston Avenue on Tuesday, calling attention to the campaign.
One of the anti-Iran banners reads, “Death to Israel. Death to the USA”, a quote from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the days following the agreement.
Other banners read “Deal gives billions to terrorists” and “Don’t let Iran get the bomb.” All the banners contain Clarke’s Brooklyn office phone number and ask community members to call her office and urge her to vote “No.”
Clarke represents the 3rd largest Jewish district in the country.
Approximately 25 percent of her district is Jewish. It includes the heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods of Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush and Kensington.
Please take a moment today and call Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
Phone: (718) 287-1142
“I am calling Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to urge my representative to oppose the Iran nuclear deal because it will not block Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”
* We appreciate the hard work of the administration to reach a deal.
* Unfortunately, the proposed deal will let Iran become a threshold nuclear weapons state and will not guarantee international inspectors access to suspicious sites in Iran.
* Congress and the president have repeatedly said, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” This is a bad deal.
*Congress must oppose this agreement, and urge the administration to negotiate a better deal that will truly prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
* For more information on how the deal falls short of the five requirements outlined by Congress, click here.
* For more detailed analysis about the dangerous ramifications of this deal on American interests and regional security, click here