There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin
The organization Americans Against The Next War (AANW) has announced a public “Rally for Peace” on Friday August 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The rally will take place at the State Capitol South Steps Plaza in Oklahoma City. The event is being held in support of the “Iran & P5+1 Nuclear Agreement.”
“Our purpose is to show support for the Iran agreement with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, and Germany,” said Hal Spake, member of AANW. “Those nations are China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the USA, plus Germany.”
Spake is a former US diplomat with 22 years of Foreign Service in nine nations.
“The entire United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on July 20th to support the agreement,” Spake added. “The agreement drastically reduces all of Iran’s nuclear programs, particularly Iran’s capacity to produce material that could be used in a nuclear weapon.”
From 6:30 to 7 p.m., the rally will be launched with live music by Nashville folksinger Dana Cooper, recipient of the 2015 International Folk Alliance Award. Cooper has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
From 7 to 8 p.m., prominent Oklahomans will speak in favor of the Iran agreement, which Congress is slated to approve or disapprove by a vote in September.
Speakers at the rally will include State Representatives Emily Virgin and George Young, State Senator Anastasia Pittman and former State Senator Constance Johnson.
Also speaking will be the Reverends Mark Davies and Christine Byrd, President of the Oklahoma City UN Association Priya Desai, and former candidate for US Senate Matt Silverstein. Light refreshments will be provided.
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