Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Call now: Say "no" war with Iran

Dear MoveOn member,

Today, thousands of MoveOn members and our friends across the progressive and anti-war movements are gathering outside of more than 200 members of Congressional offices across the country for a national day of action with a single message: No War With Iran.

Momentum is on our side. Throughout this August recess, we have out-organized the war hawks. From attendance at local town halls to presence on social media, pro-diplomacy energy has overwhelmed the pro-war forces. As a result, we've seen more and more Democrats get off the fence and come out for the deal.  As The New York Times reports, "supporters of the deal are closing in on the number they need to ensure it goes into force."1 

But the same article warns that there are still "wild cards" at play that could sabotage this diplomatic effort. Well-heeled conservatives have opened up a fire hose of anti-diplomacy spending—funding misleading ads and lobbyists targeting House and Senate members.2

It's time for us to let those champions of diplomacy who have come out for the agreement know that we have their backs, to demand that undecided members of Congress make the right choice, and to send a message of outrage to those representatives who would sabotage this deal and take us to war.

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. While your fellow MoveOn members are in the streets, will you help make sure their message is heard by picking up the phone right now  to call Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Gregory Meeks?

Tell them, "I'm a constituent, and I support diplomacy with Iran. I'm counting on Congress to uphold the deal when you return to Washington."

Here's where to call:

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Phone: (202) 224-4451

Representative Gregory Meeks
Phone: (202) 225-3461

Then let us know how the calls went by clicking below:

Thanks for all you do.

–Jo, Bobby, Justin K., Erica, and the rest of the team


1. "Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal" The New York Times, August 24, 2015

2. "Big money and ads clash over Iran nuclear deal," USA Today, July 22, 2015

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