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September 13, 2023

Call Senator Menendez to demand he not ban Iranian Americans from seeing loved ones.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) says he is considering legislation to ban travel to Iran, saying, “we have to go ahead and make it very clear to Americans that they cannot travel to certain places in the world”. No government, whether Iranian or American, should threaten the Iranian-American community with jail time to prevent us from being able to see our loved ones. 

We must stop these attempts to restrict Iranian American rights before it’s too late.

Here is a step-by-step guide to call Menendez’s office to express your opposition to this proposal

Step 1: Pick a time before 5pm ET/2pm PT to call. 

Step 2: Step 2: Dial 202-224-4744 to contact Senator Menendez’s Washington, DC office. 

Step 3: When you connect with the office, whether it’s with a person or the voicemail, make sure to say your name.

Step 4: Here is a sample script you can use with our legislative asks, but you are encouraged to share your personal reasons for why you are against Senator Menendez 

I was shocked and deeply disturbed to hear Sen. Menendez call for a ban on travel to Iran. As someone who fought against the Muslim ban, the Senator should know the huge impact this would have on the Iranian-American community, and the fact that it would rip hundreds of thousands of families apart from one another. Can the Senator walk back these comments and assure his constituents that he will not ban Iranian Americans from seeing their loved ones?

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