They Almost Killed The Deal

Senator GrahamLast week, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) almost killed the Iran talks.   

He went to the Senate floor and attempted to pass a bill to give Congress the authority to kill any nuclear deal. Thankfully, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) intervened and blocked Graham’s gambit. But it was a close call — too close.

As the clock ticks to the November 24 negotiation deadline, we cannot afford to let a deal get sabotaged by Congressional hawks who want to start a war.

So to protect these talks in this critical week, we are trying something new:
Instead of sending a standard petition, we want you to TAKE ACTION by sending a personalized message explaining why diplomacy matters to you.


Why a personal message? Congressional offices tell us over and over that these really make a difference. They demonstrate that you are going the extra mile. When your legislators read these messages, they’ll see how their position on this issue impacts their constituents.

If your lawmakers receive enough of these messages, they will see that diplomacy supporters are fired up, and they will feel the pressure to think very carefully about their actions on this issue. Oftentimes, it is this level of commitment from the grassroots that can make or break votes in Congress.
So please take a minute to send your personal message to Congress, and share this email with your network so we can generate a massive response.

>>Take Action: Send Congress Your Message on Why Diplomacy is Personal To You

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Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiJamal Abdi joined the National Iranian American Council as Policy Director in November 2009, directing NIAC’s efforts to monitor policies and legislation, and to educate and advocate on behalf of the Iranian-American community. Abdi joined NIAC’s team following his work in the US Congress as Policy Advisor to Representative Brian Baird (D-WA). Jamal tweets at @jabdi.
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