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Call-In: Tell Sen. Flake to Support the Iran Deal!

It’s possible that not a single Senate Republican will support the Iran nuclear deal.

Our best chance for a Republican Senator to support the deal is your Senator, Jeff Flake. Senator Flake didn’t join 47 Senate Republicans in their letter to Iran trying to disrupt the negotiations, which he said was not appropriate. Senator Flake said in April that there were no good alternatives to a nuclear deal with Iran.

Call Senator Flake now at (202) 224-4521. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“I urge you to support the Iran nuclear deal.”

When you’ve made your call, please report it below

If you haven’t signed our petition with Win Without War to Congressional Democrats, you can do that here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Call-In: Tell Your Democratic Senator to Say Yes to the Iran Deal

The Washington Post has compiled a "whip list" of where Senators currently stand on the Iran nuclear agreement. Fourteen Republican Senators have said that they will vote against the deal, but only one Senator – Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, and Martin Heinrich – have said that they will definitely vote yes on the agreement.

We need at least 34 Senators to vote yes in order to secure a veto-proof majority — and your Democratic Senator is key. But anti-diplomacy forces are trying to pressure your Senator to vote against the deal – which is why they need to hear from you.

Call your Senator NOW at (202) 224-3121 and say

"I urge you to join Sens. Feinstein, Durbin, and Heinrich in publicly stating that you will vote yes on the Iran nuclear agreement."

When you’ve made your call, you can report it below.

If you haven’t signed our petition to Democrats in support of the deal, you can do that here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Call-in: Your Republican Rep. Might Support the Iran Deal

Republican Party leaders are trying to make opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal a Republican loyalty test. Every Republican presidential candidate has attacked it, including Rand Paul.

But Reps. Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Rich Nugent (FL-11), Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Richard Hanna (NY-22), Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Tom Cole (OK-04), Glenn Thompson (PA-05), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Jimmy Duncan (TN-02), and Sean Duffy (WI-07) might defy Republican leaders and support the deal. In July 2013, these representatives signed a bipartisan letter urging the Administration to engage with Iran following the election of President Rouhani. That was also against the Republican line at the time.

There’s tremendous pressure on Republicans in Congress now from AIPAC and the right-wing to oppose the deal. These Representatives needs to hear from you now. Call your Representative now at (202) 224-3121. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“In July 2013, Representative _____ encouraged the Administration to pursue diplomacy with Iran. I urge Representative _____ to oppose efforts now in Congress to scuttle the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.”

When you’ve made your call, you can report it below.

And if you haven’t signed our joint petition with Win Without War and CREDO in support of the deal, you can do that here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Iran Deal Under Attack: Call Dem Supporters NOW

Republicans are savagely attacking the deal that President Obama and world leaders negotiated with Iran over its nuclear program.

Just two months ago, 151 Representatives signed the Schakowsky letter in support of the Iran negotiations and the framework agreement. [1] Their voices are needed NOW in support of diplomacy.

Call your Representative now at (202) 224-3121 and say

“I urge Rep. ______ to speak up forcefully now in defense of the Iran nuclear agreement reached by President Obama and world leaders, and to vigorously oppose Republican efforts to attack the deal.”

When you’ve made your call, please report it using the form below.

Call-in: Tell Your Rep. to Stand with Other Dems on Iran Deal

Supporting President Obama’s successful effort to win a diplomatic agreement with Iran and prevent another war in the Middle East should be a no-brainer for Democrats – especially Democrats who have supported diplomacy with Iran in the past.

But it’s not, unfortunately, because AIPAC is on the warpath against the Iran nuclear deal.

In July 2013, Scott Peters (CA-52), Jim Himes (CT-04), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) all signed the Dent-Price letter urging renewed efforts to engage with Iran following the election of President Rouhani on a promise of renewed engagement with the West. But two months ago, when 150 House Democrats signed a letter expressing strong support for President Obama’s ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, they did not join. That’s why these Representatives needs to hear from you now.

Call your representative now at (202) 224-3121. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“I urge Rep. ______ to stand with other Democrats in support of President Obama’s agreement with Iran, and to pledge to vote against any Republican attempt to scuttle the deal.”

When you’ve made your call, please report it below.

And if you haven’t signed our joint petition with Win Without War and CREDO to Congress yet, you can sign it here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Call-in: Tell Your Rep. to Stand with Progressives on Iran Deal

Supporting President Obama’s successful effort to win a diplomatic agreement with Iran and prevent another war in the Middle East should be a no-brainer for Democrats – especially progressive Democrats.

But it’s not, unfortunately, because AIPAC is on the warpath against the Iran nuclear deal. [1]

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has officially backed President Obama's Iran deal. But Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-22), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), who are all members of the CPC, have been quiet in the past when others were speaking up for diplomacy – that’s why they need to hear from you now.

Call your representative now at (202) 224-3121. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“I urge Rep. ______ to stand with other Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in support of President Obama’s agreement with Iran, and to pledge to vote against any Republican attempt to scuttle the deal.”

When you’ve made your call, please report it below.

And if you haven’t signed our joint petition with Win Without War and CREDO to Congress yet, you can sign it here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Call-in: Tell Grayson to support Iran deal

Representative Alan Grayson has been unusual among Florida Democrats in attacking the nuclear deal that President Obama and world leaders negotiated with Iran. [1] Even New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who is under tremendous pressure from groups opposed to the deal, has only said that he will thoroughly review the deal, rather than attacking it the way Grayson has. [2]

If you live in Florida, Alan Grayson wants to represent you, because he’s running for Florida’s open Senate seat. So Alan Grayson has good reason to care what you think.

Call Alan Grayson now at 202-225-9889. When you reach a staffer, say something like:

“As a Florida voter, I urge you to publicly support the diplomatic deal with Iran and vote against any Republican attempt to scuttle it.”

When you’ve made your call, you can report it below.

If you haven’t signed our joint petition with Win Without War, CREDO, and other groups, you can do that here: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/stopwarwithiran

Media Refs Should Call Foul on Bogus Arguments Against Iran Deal

The deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program and lifting sanctions is done.

Just Foreign Policy Welcomes Historic U.S. Agreement with Iran

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S., Iran, and other world powers announced a historic agreement to sharply restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions on Iran. Following the announcement, Just Foreign Policy released the following statement attributable to Policy Director Robert Naiman:

“We welcome today’s announcement of a historic deal with Iran. This is a good deal for America that makes the world safer by blocking potential Iranian pathways to a nuclear weapon, thereby removing any excuse for another disastrous war of choice in the Middle East. The American people have consistently supported this diplomatic path and rejected calls for yet another war in the Middle East.

Republican leaders who still hope for war in the future are already threatening to try to kill the deal. As Congress reviews the deal over the next two months, we will defend the deal and challenge Democrats and war-skeptic Republicans to defend it as well.

We hope that this historic agreement will open a new period of cooperation in U.S.-Iran relations, aiding efforts to end the civil wars in Syria and Yemen.”

 

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