Friday, September 18, 2015

Thank Rep. Meeks for being a champion for diplomacy

Dear MoveOn member,

As you know by now, the grassroots movement for peace beat the war hawks this week. As of last night, time has run out for Republicans to sabotage the nuclear agreement with Iran.1 This was the result of an incredible mobilization of regular folks in local communities across the country, who pressured Democrats to stand strong for diplomacy, not war. Representative Gregory Meeks was one of the members of Congress who cast a brave, smart vote in this fight.

Now, many pro-diplomacy Democrats are feeling severe backlash from the well-funded opponents of diplomacy, who have been pouring money into attack ads and, in some cases, threatening to support opponents in upcoming primaries.  

We have no problem calling out Democrats when they do something bad, but let's also make sure to thank them when they stand for true progressive principles. 

Can you drop by the office of Rep. Meeks on Monday, September 21, to say thank you?

We encourage you to visit around noon. That way, if other MoveOn members are dropping by, you'll see them—and you can head in together. But you can also stop by anytime that's convenient for you that day. Visiting Rep. Meeks's office is a clear way to show that you'll have his back in the fights ahead. We'll provide thank-you signs and cards you can print out to bring with you as well.

The office near you is at

67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard 
Arverne, NY

(Want to find a different office location? Click here.)

Are you in?

If you can't make it in person, there are other ways to show your thanks.

You can call Rep. Meeks and say, "Thank you for choosing diplomacy over war. I am proud of your vote for peace."

Here's where to call:

Representative Gregory Meeks
Phone: (202) 225-3461

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Rep. Meeks was a champion for diplomacy this past week. Let's say thanks—and dig in to keep fighting for peace in the years ahead.

Thanks for all you do.

–Matt, Jo, Maria, Justin K., Alejandro, and the rest of the team 

P.S. We're asking you, and every MoveOn member who was active around our Iran and other peace work, to visit or call ONE member of Congress who deserves our thanks. Don't worry—other members of Congress who deserve our thanks will hear from other MoveOn members. 

If you want to make sure you personally thank (or express your displeasure with) another member of Congress, not just Rep. Meeks, you can reach ALL of your members of Congress via the congressional switchboard number: 202-224-3121. 


1. "Democrats block Senate vote to bar Obama from lifting Iran sanctions," USA Today, September 17, 2015

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