Diplomacy is under attack. On April 6th, The below Democratic Members of the House organized a press conference to undermine the President’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran to try and prevent the U.S. from returning to the JCPOA.
Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5); Donald Norcross (NJ-1); Elaine Luria (VA-2); Jared Golden (ME-2); Jim Costa (CA-16); Juan Vargas (CA-51); Vincente Gonzalez (TX-15); Dean Phillips (MN-3); Haley Stevens (MI-11); Tom Suozzi (NY-11); Brendan Boyle (PA-2); Darren Soto (FL-9); Val Demings (FL-10); Lois Frankel (FL-21); Grace Meng (NY-16); Kathy Manning (NC-6); Susie Lee (NV-3); Shontel Brown (OH-11) Read our response here.
Fortunately, only five legislators managed to show up today but If your member of Congress was one of 18 Democrats in the House that came out against the Iran nuclear deal, we need you to fight back and make sure Congress is hearing from us on this issue.
Take Action: Call Your Member of Congress
Ask them to support the restoration of the Iran nuclear deal, not side with warhawks, Trump and Pompeo.
Step 1: Find your house representative and your senators and pick a time before 5 PM ET to call.
Step 2: Dial 844-ACT-NIAC (844-228-6422) to connect with the Capitol Switchboard and ask the operator to connect you to your representative’s office.
Step 3: When you connect with the office, whether it’s with a person or the voicemail, make sure to say your name and that you are a constituent and share your concern that your Member of Congress is opposed to the JCPOA.
Here is a sample script you can use, but you are encouraged to share your personal reasons for why you want your representatives to support the JCPOA and not side with Trump’s failed approach:
“Hello my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m a constituent from [YOUR CITY/TOWN]. I’m calling to ask [REP] to support President Biden’s efforts to return to the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA. I’m extremely disappointed that [REP] was one of just a few Democratic members in the House siding with Donald Trump’s failed approach that would take the U.S. down a path to war.
Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ approach failed miserably as Iran’s nuclear program expanded, tensions outside of the nuclear file worsened, and the Iranian people were crushed between repression, pandemic, and ever-escalating sanctions. On top of all of that, the U.S. and Iran nearly went into a full-blown war in both 2019 and 2020.
As military conflicts rage across the world today, we are reminded of the high costs of failed diplomacy. A return to the JCPOA would ease tensions with Iran and restore long-lasting restraints to Iran’s nuclear program. Will [REP] halt their futile and disastrous efforts to sabotage diplomacy and support the JCPOA?”
Step 4: Text 5 of your friends or family members to ask them to make a call as well! The more calls we can generate, the more likely we are to win.