Letters to Editors
|Tell Democrats running for president: Donâ€™t pick a VP who opposes Iran diplomacy|
Tell Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin Oâ€™Malley:
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With just weeks left until Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for a historic vote on the Iran nuclear deal, more and more Democrats are stepping up to publicly support it.
Among the Democrats who arenâ€™t on record yet, however, are Sens. Cory Booker and Mark Warner who may emerge as top contenders to be picked to run for vice president on the Democratic ticket in 2016.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin Oâ€™Malley support the deal. Now itâ€™s time for them to pledge not to pick a running mate who opposes it.
Choosing to solve foreign policy problems with diplomacy instead of yet another war of choice should be a core value shared by all leaders of the Democratic Party.
Sadly, some top Democrats like Sens. Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez are dangerously joining Republicans in pushing for war, even as their colleagues speak out for diplomacy.
The top contenders to lead the Democratic party in 2016 as its presidential candidate â€“ Clinton, Sanders and Oâ€™Malley â€“ have a unique power to create a real political cost for ambitious Democrats who are considering supporting war over diplomacy.
They can put pressure on powerful Democrats with White House ambitions â€“ both inside and outside of Congress â€“ who remain on the fence about the Iran deal by publicly declaring that any Democrat who opposes diplomacy will be disqualified from being their running mate.
The last time Republicans led the country to war, enormous numbers of Democrats lined up to help them authorize the invasion of Iraq. If we want to make sure that never happens again, we must make it clear that Democrats who vote for war will be unlikely to rise to the partyâ€™s top leadership positions.
Clinton, Sanders and Oâ€™Malley are uniquely position to create a political cost for Democrats who vote for war. Urge them to pledge to pick a vice president who supports diplomacy. Click the link below to sign the petition:
Thank you for taking action.
Zack Malitz, Campaign Manager
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