To: Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-1), Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4), Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7), Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-8), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN-1), and Sen. Tina Smith (MN-2)

Warmonger Schumer Wrong Choice to Keynote Democratic Dinner

Chuck Schumer, the leading Democratic opponent of the Iran agreement, is the wrong choice to keynote the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s 10th Annual DFL Founders Day Dinner.

Why is this important?

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party – the Minnesota arm of the national Democratic Party – has recently announced its intention to invite New York Senator Chuck Schumer to be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual DFL Founders Day Dinner. [1]

This announcement by the Minnesota DFL could not come at a worse time for supporters of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Schumer is the most prominent Congressional Democrat opposing the deal. [2] Only one other Senate Democrat has come out against the deal – indicted New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. If just four Senate Democrats follow Schumer’s example, Senate Republicans will likely have the votes they need to send a rejection of the Iran accord to President Obama, forcing the President to use a politically embarrassing veto and undermining the credibility of any future President to negotiate war-preventing diplomatic accords in the future. By inviting Schumer to keynote their dinner, Minnesota Democrats are signaling that Schumer’s actions to undercut diplomacy are ok with them, that undermining the Democratic President when he negotiates an international accord to prevent war is ok with them. This isn’t just bad for the Iran deal; it’s bad for future efforts to prevent war by using diplomacy.

Urge Minnesota’s Democratic leaders in Congress to press the DFL leadership to re-consider their invitation to Schumer by signing our petition.