The human costs of the war in Syria are staggering: hundreds of thousands have lost their lives ; over 4 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country as refugees; and 7.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes, but remain within Syria.  To resolve the refugee crisis and prevent further killing, the U.S. should use all diplomatic tools to press for a negotiated end to the Syrian civil war. Fortunately, we have a rare opportunity now to pressure Congress to support a diplomatic end to the conflict.
Rep. Jim Himes [D-CT] is circulating a Congressional letter to President Obama in support of international negotiations to end the conflict, stabilize the country, allow refugees to return home, transition to an accountable government and defeat ISIL.
Your Representative voted to support diplomacy and block a path to war by supporting the Iran deal so they it’s likely they will consider signing Rep. Himes’ letter – if they hear from constituents urging them to do so.
The letter’s deadline for signatures is Tuesday at noon ET so it is crucial that you call your Representative NOW at (202) 224-3121 and say,
“I urge you to sign the Himes letter to President Obama in support of international negotiations to end the Syrian civil war.”
When you’re done, please report your call below:
And if you haven’t signed our petition encouraging members of Congress to sign the letter, you can do that here: