What. A. Week. Whew! CODEPINK has been in action non-stop. Remember George Bush’s axis of evil? We’ve been pushing an axis of diplomacy: Cuba, Iran, North Korea.
- Cuba: We participated in the historic flag-raising ceremony at the new Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, threw a salsa party [link to news coverage] outside, and promoted the next step: lifting the trade embargo.
- Korea: We hosted a Congressional briefing with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Charles Rangel, Gloria Steinem and others delegates from Women Cross the DMZ about peace and reunification in Korea.
- Iran: We cheered Secretary John Kerry on in a Senate hearing to show appreciation for the nuclear deal he brokered with Iran, debated Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for at least half an hour about his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, and hosted Iranian dance lessons in front of the White House with our Iranian friends to “humanize” the debate--and have some fun!
When we disrupted Ted Cruz, he invited Medea to debate him. He made some erroneous points, like the one that Roll Call pointed out!
Congress must vote on the nuclear deal in 60 days, so we have no time to waste. CODEPINK will be pushing for the deal everywhere we can--in Congress, town hall meetings, congressional home offices, presidential candidate forums, press conferences.
But we can’t do it without your help. AIPAC is putting millions into the opposition. So are a group of billionaires. If you love the work we do and want to see us thrive, please consider making a donation right now. With your help, we can continue to hold those in power accountable, and make them to choose diplomacy over military action.
With your help, we can stop the next war now, but we can’t do it without you.
Alli, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Lia, Medea, Michaela, Michelle, Mike, Nancy and Tighe