Although Jeffries is one of the most progressive members of Congress when it comes to domestic issues, on foreign policy issues he has been the opposite.On December 2nd, 2014, he voted FOR the $535 billion military budget also known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA.) He wasthe only Democratic Brooklyn Congressperson to do so. Also, he is the only Brooklyn Congressperson who has NOT been publicly supportive of Obama’s diplomatic efforts to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.
Jeffries will be delivering his State of the District Address on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 pm at Long Island University (LIU) (Paramount Theater, 1 University Plaza at Flatbush & DeKalb, downtown Brooklyn.) He has invited the community.
Please join Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace at 5:45 pm to deliver his Report Card. (E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exact meeting spot.) Especially if you’re in Jeffries’ district, join us inside at the event to urge him to be a voice for peace and justice. RSVP to Jeffries’ office is required.
Senate hardliners are determined to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran. Early this week Senators Kirk and Menendez will introduce legislation which imposes new sanctions on Iran, including tighter controls on its oil industry.
They will be pressing Senator Gillibrand to sign on as an early co-sponsor. Senator Gillibrand has swung back and forth on this issue and is amenable to pressure.
Tell NYC City Council Members: Don’t Tour Apartheid!
Tell NYC City Council Members:
Don’t Tour Apartheid!
As pressure mounts against racism and militarized policing in our country, we are outraged that 15 City Council members have decided to tour Israel, an apartheid state and one of the global centers of the military/policing industrial complex.Join us in telling them not to go, and why! Use this link to send a message to all 15.