Orthodox Union Steps Up Campaign Against the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Melissa Apter

July 30, 2015

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America has intensified its campaign to pressure members of Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

Since the deal was announced, the OU has sent out a slew of national action alerts. But in recent days, it has called on its member rabbis to fly to Washington Sept. 9, just days before Rosh Hashanah, to lobby against the deal, and released a series of new videos via its email list and social media targeting Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The Democratic senators remain publicly undecided on how they will vote and serve communities with significant Orthodox populations.

The Cardin clip, taken from video shot at the OU’s annual leadership mission to Washington, shows the senator declaring, “The agreement must provide an ample enough time before Iran could breakout to a nuclear weapon with robust enough inspections that we can find out if they’re cheating.”

“Call or Email Sen. Cardin and ask him to vote against the Iran deal because its inspections are not ‘robust enough,’” reads the final image of the 30-second clip.

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