Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Brooklyn Neighborhood Pressures Congresswoman to Vote 'NO' on Iran Nuke Deal

Aug. 4, 2015 - Israel is picking up some support for its fight against the Iranian nuclear deal signed by the U.S.-led delegation of world powers, from a small but super active neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. 

A grassroots campaign is underway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn to urge Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to vote against the proposed Iranian nuclear deal. 

Some 30 Crown Heights synagogues and community organizations have emailed their members expressing deep concern with the deal. 

Opponents hung several 20-ft banners across Kingston Ave, targeting the deal. 

One of the anti-Iran banners read "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." 

All the banners include Clarke's phone number and ask community members to call her office and urge her to vote ‘NO!’

The Congresswoman represents the third-largest Jewish district in the country. 

Approximately 25 percent of her district is Jewish, and includes the heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods of Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush and  Kensington.

An estimated 500 constituents have called the Congresswoman about the issue in the last 24 hours, according to a local source.  

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