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Sharpton Calls on Black Churches to Lobby for Iran Pact

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Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 06:32 PM

The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling on black churches across the United States to lobby for President Barack Obama’s Iran treat, the Huffington Post reported Saturday.

"We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot of the debate is by people who will not have family members who will be at risk," Sharpton told the Huffington Post.

"I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressman to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan."

Previously, the Post reports, Sharpton has pressed Sen. Cory Booker on Twitter regarding the senator's position, arguing that the New Jersey Democrat couldn't quote Tupac on war while also opposing the deal.



Sharpton says he has reached out to Booker, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other New York Democrats but decided he wanted to take the movement national, he told HuffPost.

"There needs to be a balance in this. Clearly lobbyists and others like AIPAC are pushing on their side and there needs to be an organized effort on the other side. And we're kicking it off tomorrow morning," Sharpton said. "A lot of Democrats, I think, should have to consider how their voters will feel in their base vote."

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