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:
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: