Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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This email is much longer than usual, but I hope you'll read until the end. Because this is not a drill.
Dear MoveOn member,

This email is much longer than usual, but I hope you'll read until the end. Because this is not a drill. 

I recently attended President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran. In case you missed it, here's a key passage:

Let's not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.

And he wasn't joking. Republican Senator Tom Cotton confirmed that's the alternative to this deal, saying we could bomb Iran back to "day zero."1

I know there are probably a million things you could be doing this August rather than organizing to defend diplomacy.

But here's the thing: This is one of those rare moments when so much more than a political argument in D.C. is at stake.

Here's what this fight is really about:
  • Preventing a war before it begins. 
  • Showing it's possible to lead with diplomacy rather than war.
  • Turning away from George Bush's foreign policy of preemptive, open-ended US wars in the Middle East once and for all. 
  • Not letting Republican war hawks and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu sabotage America's international credibility, which could harm our ability to reach future international agreements on foreign policy, climate—or really anything.

President Obama has done his part. He's gotten a deal. He's used his bully pulpit. He's held a call with thousands of MoveOn members. And on that call, he said quite clearly: He needs our help. 

So we need to go all in.  

If you opposed the Iraq war, we need you to go all in right now.

If you don't want to see another trillion dollars sent to fight wars overseas, please go all in right now. 

If you don't want to see thousands of servicemen and women dead, tens of thousands injured, and countless innocent civilians suffer, you need to go all in right now. 

If you don't want to see America's credibility around the world destroyed, we need you to go all in.

If you don't want to send the message that the only instrument of foreign policy the U.S. uses is war, you need to go all in right now. 

Here's the plain truth: It's a lot easier to organize against a war once the war drums are banging loudly and the planes are about to take off—but by then it's often too late. 

MoveOn members have already committed more than $500,000 to this effort since the deal was announced, but this is an all-hands-on-deck moment, so we need to double that. Will you chip in $3?

Click here to go all in and help stop a war.

Thanks for all you do.



1. "Tom Cotton: We can bomb Iran's nuke program back to 'day zero,'" The Washington Post, August 5, 2015

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