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Give your Rep a Nudge: Call Today to Support Rare Pro-Iran Diplomacy Initiative
Submitted by Megan Iorio on 15 July 2013 - 10:56am
Thank you to everyone who emailed their Representative in Congress concerning the Dent-Price letter supporting US-Iran diplomacy. The next step in pressuring your Representative to sign is to call their office. Could you call your Representative today and ask them to sign the Dent-Price letter supporting US-Iran engagement? Here's what you do:
- Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
- Ask to be connected to your Representative's office.
- Once you are connected to your Rep's office, tell them your name and address.
- Tell your Representative's office to please sign the Dent-Price letter promoting a reinvigorated US effort to engage Iran following Hassan Rouhani's election as president. If your Representative is Charlie Dent or David Price, thank them for initiating the letter.
- Here are some additional statements you can use to back up your ask:
- Rouhani ran on a platform of engaging with the world and has promised to “pursue a policy of reconciliation and peace.”
- Rouhani's diplomatic credentials include being Iran's lead nuclear negotiator in 2003-5 when the country made progress in talks with the EU-3, temporarily suspended uranium enrichment, and voluntarily implemented the Additional Protocol.
- It would be a mistake not to test Rouhani's offer of engagement. If we ignore it, we send a message that the US will respond the same way no matter what happens in Iran, undermining reformists who want an easing of tensions and emboldening those who want confrontation.
- The Dent-Price letter does not take a position on whether sanctions should be ramped up or relaxed, nor does it take a position on the military option.
- When you're done with your call, report it here: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/dent-price-call-report
Thank you for all you do to help bring about a more just foreign policy,
Megan Iorio, Chelsea Mozen, Sarah Burns and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy
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1. You can read the letter here: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1431