The 114th Congress convened in Washington this week, with many Members eager to express their hawkish foreign policy views, especially when it comes to Iran.
Please ask your Senators to stand up for diplomacy in the new Congress.
We need your help to explain to Congress why diplomacy matters. Many new Members of Congress are also new to foreign policy. They don’t understand their constituents care about nuclear negotiations with Iran. I often hear from frustrated Congressional staffers that politics gets in the way of policy, meaning that Congress won't oppose sanctions and support diplomacy unless they hear from us, loud and clear. Let’s flood Capitol Hill with a clear and unwavering pro-diplomacy message!
Peace Action leaders from around the country will converge on Capitol Hill for lobby meetings in just over two weeks, so this is a particularly timely alert. Your emails will help lay the groundwork for that lobbying effort.
Republicans in the Senate have made clear that one of their first orders of business will be to scuttle talks with Iran by passing new sanctions. Unless we act now, these new sanctions would violate the interim nuclear deal, push Iran away from the negotiating table, and put us on the path to war with Iran.
With stakes this high, every single email is important. Can you take a moment right now to email your Senators?
Thank you for your support and action.
Humbly for Peace,
P.S. - Thank you to our colleagues at Win Without War for helping with this alert.