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We stopped one war. We can stop another
Submitted by Megan Iorio on 10 December 2013 - 12:00am
This month, we're recounting the success stories of 2013. Last week, it was getting the US to talk to Iran. Today's win: preventing war with Syria.
Back in August when President Obama announced his intention to bomb Syria, Just Foreign Policy was the first progressive organization to say that the President should go to Congress to seek authorization. We mobilized the grassroots to urge their reps in Congress to demand that Obama come to them for approval. We then urged Congressional Democrats to sign Virginia Republican Scott Rigell's letter demanding the President come to Congress. We also worked with Rep. Barbara Lee's office to get a similar letter going for Democrats.
As a result of these efforts, 192 Members of the House went on record demanding that Obama come to Congress. The next day, President Obama announced that he would go to Congress for authorization.
The fight that resulted in Congress—and the resistance to another war that erupted on the streets across the US—delayed military action long enough for a diplomatic solution to present itself.
Just Foreign Policy was a first responder in the Syria fight. Because we're small, we can move quickly. And as we've proven, that comes in handy.
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Thank you for all you do to help prevent another US war,
Megan Iorio, Chelsea Mozen and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy
PS. Thanks to the nearly 600 people who have already called Congress against Rep. Eric Cantor's efforts to nuke diplomacy with Iran! If you haven't already, be sure to call Congress now at 1-855-686-6927 and say “I oppose Rep. Cantor's legislation that would undermine diplomacy by imposing new sanctions and tying the hands of U.S. negotiators from reaching a realistic deal with Iran.”
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