Friday, August 28, 2015

We're winning the fight for diplomacy

Dear MoveOn member,

Republican leaders are admitting that they're losing the fight over the diplomatic deal with Iran.1 Despite tens of millions spent by war hawks to sabotage the agreement, more and more Democrats are choosing diplomacy over war.

They have the money. We have the people and the momentum.

We saw that this week, as thousands of MoveOn members and anti-war allies gathered outside more than 200 congressional offices and delivered petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of Americans. Members came together from MoveOn, Americans United for Change, Council for a Livable World, CREDO Action, DailyKos, Democracy for America, Friends Committee on National Legislation, National Iranian American Council, Peace Action, Win Without War, and more.

And this grassroots activism is leading to results: In the past 48 hours, Senator Tom Carper and Representatives Susan Davis, Bonnie Coleman Watson, and Ed Perlmutter have all come out for the deal. Representative Alan Lowenthal announced his decision to support the agreement just in advance of the petition delivery, and he came out to announce it to MoveOn members in person. Representative Scott Peters personally met with MoveOn members on Wednesday, then declared his support a day later.

We're building something together, and the result—a diplomatic resolution to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon—will be historic.

The fight isn't over. When members of Congress return to Washington in just over a week, they'll be deluged with propaganda by the war hawks who want to sabotage this deal.

We'll keep up the pressure—and keep building the momentum for peace. We have just a few weeks to stop a war, but we know that we can do it together.

Thanks for all you do.

Jo, Alejandro, Victoria, Matt, and the rest of the team


1. "Is the GOP conceding defeat on the nuclear deal with Iran?" CBS News, August 27, 2015

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