July 31, 2015
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK Co-founder, email@example.com
Alli McCracken, CODEPINK National Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
CODEPINK to Deliver Flowers to Home of Secretary Kerry in Support of Iran Nuclear Deal Efforts
When: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Where: Outside the home of Secretary Kerry, 3320 O St. NW DC
Visuals: Flower delivery, activists holding pink parasols with letters spelling IRAN DEAL YES (photo)
Washington, DC –– The peace group CODEPINK will show support for the Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to broker a nuclear agreement with Iran by visiting his Georgetown residence with flowers.
Over the next two months, Congress will review and likely vote on this deal, and already some hard-liners in Congress are threatening to kill the agreement and a handful of billionaires are funding multimillion-dollar ad campaigns against the deal. These include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Home Depot founder Bernard Marcus, hedge fund tycoon Paul Singer and Charles Bronfman of Koor Industries.
“We welcome the announcement of a historic deal with Iran that will make our country and the world safer by avoiding another disastrous war of choice in the Middle East,” said CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans. “The American people have consistently supported this diplomatic path, and we will work to ensure that Congress will vote in a way that represents the majority of Americans who support the deal.”
“We call on our congressional representatives to ignore the monied interests of people who prefer hostilities over diplomacy, and instead support Secretary Kerry’s efforts and represent the interests and desires of the American people by supporting this deal,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin.