Action Alerts

Call-in: Tell your Senator before the August recess to Support the Iran Deal

The August congressional recess, which begins tomorrow, is when many Senators will finalize their decision on how they will vote on the Iran nuclear deal. Even though, according to a recent poll, a majority of Americans support the Iran nuclear deal, this fight for diplomacy and peace is far from won.

AIPAC and its allies have carried out misleading attacks on the Iran Deal as part of a multi-million dollar campaign to sabotage it. Because of this opposition, no senator’s vote is certain. That’s why the Senate needs to hear from constituents like you TODAY, before the congressional recess.

Senators should go into the recess with constituent voices spurring them to support the Iran Deal.

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

"I urge Sen. _____ to publicly support the Iran nuclear deal which will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and prevent another war of choice."

When you're done, please report your call below and don't forget to call your other Senator!

Call the House: The fate of the Iran deal is in your hands

Bogus attacks against the Iran deal continue to rage, both in the media and in Congress. Claims about the effect on Israel range from the misleading, such as a New York Times op-ed that claimed that “barely any” Israelis support the deal, to the grossly inappropriate, such as presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s comment that graphically invoked the Holocaust. Meanwhile, the Right continues to senselessly attack administration officials and the deal while attempting to recruit Democrats to join them.

But most Americans want their reps to support the deal. A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans — including 79% of Democrats — want their representatives in Congress to vote for the deal.

Yet, we hear that Congressional offices have been receiving more calls against the deal than for it. That’s why it’s imperative that those who support the deal but haven’t called their reps do so NOW!

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

"I urge Rep. ______ to publicly support the Iran nuclear agreement and to oppose Republican efforts to attack the deal."

When you're done, report your call using the form below.

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

Will Congressional Progressives Speak Up on IMF vs. Greece?

UPDATE July 2 2015: The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is circulating a letter to the IMF, pressing the IMF to back off on its austerity demands in the debt negotiations with Greece. Senator Sanders has signed the letter. The letter has been endorsed by AFL-CIO, Just Foreign Policy, Public Citizen, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Campaign for America's Future.

We want to get as many members of the CPC as possible to sign the letter before it closes at the end of the day TODAY.

If your Rep is a member of the CPC, call them NOW at (202) 224-3121 and say

I urge you to sign the CPC letter urging the IMF to show greater flexibility in the debt negotiations with Greece. The letter closes today.

When you're done, report your call using the form below.

Original Action

Progressives around the world are speaking up against what the International Monetary Fund is doing to Greece. Tens of thousands protested in Athens last night. [1] Their protests have been echoed by Nobel-prize winning US economists Paul Krugman [2] Joseph Stiglitz [3], and by former Archibishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, rejecting the IMF's austerity demands. [4] Yesterday, Working Families [5] and Just Foreign Policy [6] sent alerts calling on President Obama and Congress to stand with Greece against the IMF.

One group of people who haven’t spoken up yet: progressives in Congress. Today, we want to change that. If your Representative is a member of the Congressional Progressive Congress[7], call them now at (202) 224-3121. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“As a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I urge you to make a public statement against what the IMF is doing to Greece.”

When you're done, report your call below.

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