Dear MoveOn member,
Breaking news: Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is working on a hawkish bill that would torpedo President Obama's interim agreement with Iran by setting unrealistic goals for the final deal.
Just how bad is the bill? "It would blow things apart. If you want a war, that is the thing to do." That's how a Democratic senator summarized a recent, similar proposal.
And this isn't a fringe bill either—it's gaining ground among Democratic members of the House—and if we do nothing it will become bipartisan.
Congress is debating this bill in the next few days. This a crisis for diplomacy. If even just the House of Representatives passes this bill, it tells the Iranian people that America isn't serious about diplomacy—and even if President Obama vetoes it, the damage is done.
That's why I created an urgent petition on MoveOn.org, telling the House of Representatives to back President Obama's diplomatic approach to Iran.
That's one big reason that I've been campaigning on MoveOn.org for a while now to help to pave the way for diplomacy. We know from our past efforts that diplomacy can work as an alternative to war and violence.
But if Eric Cantor and his war-hawk colleagues succeed this week, Congress will tie President Obama's hands, destroy negotiations, and edge us closer to another senseless conflict in the Middle East.
As you read this message, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to not just fight back against a potential conflict, but to proactively build peace and diplomacy in the Middle East. But it's up to us: You and me.
Our chance really could slip away in the next week—since Congress is about shatter the deal with Iran unless there's a massive outcry. And how hard we fight to stop Congress from torpedoing Obama's diplomatic efforts in the next week could ultimately determine whether or not we go to war again in the Middle East.
Sign the petition now, and I'll tell you how we can fight hard next week to save diplomacy.
The interim deal with Iran is a win for everyone—Iran has agreed to opening itself up to the potential of daily inspections and in turn the U.S. has offered some relief from sanctions. That's why 64% of the American public, 100 rabbis, and leading military and national security experts support the president's diplomatic path with Iran.
Diplomacy with Iran is the best way for us to support change-makers in Iran and it's in America's national interest.
Thanks for your support.
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