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TIP: NY politicians demand a full 180 from Ahmadinejad
Governor David Paterson, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other elected officials and community leaders gathered at a press conference yesterday to call for a tougher response to the Ahmadinejad regime. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York City and addressed the Millennium Development Goals Conference today.
Senator Gillibrand announced that she will be introducing new legislation, The Gulf Security and Iran Sanctions Enforcement Act, which brings a new level of public and government scrutiny to the activities of the Iranian government and multinational companies doing business with Iran.
Other officials who appeared and spoke at the press conference included Reps Ackerman, Crowley, Engel, Maloney, Nadler, Weiner; NYS Comptroller DiNapoli; Public Advocate de Blasio; NYC Council Speaker Quinn; Manhattan Borough President Stringer; State Senator Krueger and Councilwoman Gail Brewer.
Iran180 is a movement of people and organizations who have come together as a unified voice to demand a 180 by the Iranian government on their pursuit of nuclear weapons and the treatment of their citizens.
Iran180.org has already collected over fifteen thousand signatures signing on to its online petition proclamation, and will be holding a "street event" at 10:00 AM, Thursday September 23rd at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza to protest Ahamadinejad. Everyday New Yorkers are invited to attend and "send a message to Mahmoud." Details are available at www.iran180.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Iran180.