Featuring Penny Nance, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, and others
July 23, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. Lafayette Park
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) will host a demonstration to address the Obama Administration’s deal with Iran and the fact that it leaves four American hostages behind.
The event includes remarks from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America LAC’s CEO and President; Sarah Stern, Founder and President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth; Tiffany Barrans, American Center for Law and Justice Legal Representative for Pastor Saeed; David Parsons, Media Director for International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Gary Bauer, Director of Christians United for Israel Action Fund; Faith McDonnell, Director of Religious Liberty Programs, The Institute on Religion & Democracy; and Deydra Cavazos, Director of Advocacy, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
EVENT: Protesting a Bad Deal with Iran, American Hostages Left Behind
DATE: Thursday, July 23, 2015
TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Lafayette Park, 16th St. and Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
CWALAC CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say:
“Our president ignoring U.S. interests abroad and a State Department in over its head is once again ignoring Americans being held hostage in Iran. Reminiscent of 1979, when Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran and successfully captured fifty-two Americans, once again U.S. citizens are being mistreated and unjustly imprisoned by the theocratic, Islamic regime.
“The four current hostages have been held far longer than the 444 days the Americans in 1979. Pastor Saeed Abedini has been held over 1,000 days (three years), former-Marine Amir Hekmati has been imprisoned since 2011 (four years), former-FBI agent Robert Levinson has been missing since 2007 (eight years), and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been a prisoner for a year.
“The recent negotiations with Iran evoke terrible memories from past dealings under the Carter Administration’s sweaty-palmed foreign policy and ineptitude. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee members call on Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval of this so-called ‘deal’ based off of the poor judgement and lack of content included. CWALAC also urges the White House to demand the release of U.S. hostages that were left in Iran. In solidarity with our fellow Americans being held by this repressive regime, we will wear yellow ribbons at this upcoming demonstration.”