Tell Us About Your Calls to Congress in Favor of Diplomacy, Not More Sanctions, on Iran

 In Iran, Nuclear, Peace Action

Some in Congress, starting with House Majority “Leader” Eric Cantor (R-VA), who seemingly can’t take peace for an answer, are pushing new economic sanctions against Iran. A vote in the House of Representatives could come as soon as tomorrow. There is also possible movement in the Senate for new sanctions, though the timing is unclear.

New sanctions could well kill the first step deal the Obama Administration and allies negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program in return for modest relief of crippling sanctions. Should that deal fall apart, the historic opportunity for a peaceful resolution to concerns over Iran’s nuclear development could be gone, making the unthinkable (a military attack on Iran) all too possible.

Please call your House member and tell her or him to vote “no” on Rep. Cantor’s diplomacy killing legislation. You can use the toll free number from our colleagues at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (1-855-68 NO WAR / 1-855-686-6927) which will connect you with the Capitol Switchboard.

Please tell your representative “Congress needs to support diplomacy, not new sanctions on Iran. Vote against Rep. Cantor’s bill.”

Thank you for making this important call, and please take a minute to report on your call in the comments section below.

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  • Carol Follettt

    I called to request Congressman Larsen vote no on Cantor’s bill against Iran. I asked his young aide what the congressman’s intentions were. At first he said he was supporting the president’s sanctions and then he said the congressman was still studying the bill. Who knows. Larsen is generally pro anything that will bring more money to Boeing which is, of course, vastly enjoying the profits of the military industrial complex……

  • Lee Kronick

    Peace Action is the 4th or 5th outfit to suggest calling our congressional representatives. I did just that, this afternoon, and the aide that I spoke to assured me that she would advise Rep. Hastings (D-FL) of my views on the Iran negotiations and on the Middle East situation in general…for which I thanked her very sincerely. The problem, however, as I see it…and this goes for Democrats and Republicans…is that the “Defense” Industries are so heavily invested in contributing to (aka “bribing”) our elected representatives in the Senate and the House of Representatives, that I can’t name any who I would be confident were honest and really cared about “peace in the world” rather than lining their own pockets with the rampant graft so readily available.

  • Anonymous

    This seen that Eric Canton need a new awaken in this new world Eric Canton do not want peace with Iran he is pushing for new econonic Sanctions against Iran, my friend in congress need to pull Canton i to he side and give him some man talk he iis a sleep the key Word awaken you are living in the old past that is my vision

    • Anonymous

      This is for Eaic Canton from your American community organizer Rev Dr. O.D. Robinson Psy.D on facebook it will be Oliver Robinson 5011

  • Robert Adams

    Phoned.Rep. Judy Chu’s office regarding Cantor Iran bill – staffer stated, “I believe she’ll be voting against that bill.”

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