To: The United States Senate

.@SenSchumer Must Back Diplomacy to be Democratic Leader

Supporting reckless legislation that undermines President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran and risks a dangerous, unnecessary war in the Middle East should disqualify anyone from leading the Senate Democratic caucus. Sen. Schumer needs to withdraw his support from the Corker and Menendez legislation.

Why is this important?

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has announced that he will not run for re-election. [1] Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has been mentioned as a potential candidate to lead Senate Democrats. But Schumer has signed on as a co-sponsor of two dangerous bills sponsored by Sens. Corker, Kirk, and Menendez, which would undermine diplomacy and risk putting the United States on a path to war with Iran.

Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, said: “Supporting reckless legislation that undermines President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran and risks a dangerous, unnecessary war in the Middle East should disqualify anyone from leading the Senate Democratic caucus. Sen. Schumer needs to withdraw his support from the Corker and Menendez legislation.” [2]

Show you agree with MoveOn that Schumer must withdraw support from the Corker and Menendez bills by signing our petition.

References:
1. “Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election,” Carl Hulse, New York Times, March 27, 2015,
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/us/politics/senator-harry-reid-retire.html
2. “MoveOn reaction to pending opening in Democratic caucus leadership and Sen. Schumer’s position on Iran diplomacy,” Brian Stewart, MoveOn.org, March 27 2015,
http://front.moveon.org/moveon-reaction-to-pending-opening-in-democratic-caucus-leadership-and-sen-schumers-position-on-iran-diplomacy/

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Reasons for signing

  • I hope you will withdraw your support for the two Corker-Menendez bills. I feel the Iran Nuclear Deal was a major accomplishment of the Obama administration and I hate to see a return to the warmongering stance towards Iran. I would like you to be Senate Minority Leader, but not if you will lead in the direction of war with Iran.
  • This is a tough decision for Schemer but one that he will have to make. The agreement with Iran is too important to lose.
  • If you want to work for Israel, then go live there.

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