March 22nd, 2012
04:17 PM ET

Code Pink appeals to Obama administration women

Feminist writer Gloria Steinem and the anti war activist group Code Pink are pressing high profile women in the Obama administration, including First Lady Michelle Obama, to oppose military action against Iran.

Code Pink has started a petition drive to influence three women in the Obama administration, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and the first lady, to “say no” to a war on Iran.

The international community along with the United States has imposed severe economic sanctions on Iran which is suspected to be developing nuclear weapons. Iran maintains it's nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

As the window shrinks for a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program, the activists are circulating a petition titled "Women say no war on Iran."

The petition reads in part, "We, American women and our allies, join with Iranian, Israeli and Palestinian women to oppose the inflammatory rhetoric of war and the recently publicized plan of the Israeli government to attack Iran."

Pink posters of Steinem, Alice Walker and others are emblazoned with the group’s message: “Iranians. We will never bomb your country. We love you.” The organization hopes to gather 7000 names on the petition to send to the first lady, secretary and ambassador.

Topics: Iran • Michelle Obama

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. judy

    the first lady is smart enough to keep her opinions to herself. Obama 2012

    March 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  2. jerome

    Code Pinko

    March 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  3. barbara451

    if women ran the world... how could they possibly do any worse than the mess that men have made of things

    March 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  4. Gavin

    women already run the world...behind the scenes. behind every great man, there is a great woman.

    March 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • Steveo

      My wife stands beside me, not behind me!

      March 23, 2012 at 8:13 am |
  5. Nan

    Why isn't there a story about Obama bypassing the sanctions imposed by Congress and giving the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD 1.5 BILLION dollars!!!

    March 23, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  6. Lizzie

    "The petition reads in part, We........." how about appealing to the Iranians to quit making statements like, wipe Israel of the face of earth, or Any statement that Israel MUST ..........

    March 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  7. All of them Devils

    The first lady is only interested in being thin and fashion...did expect anything else from her.

    April 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm |