Tell Congress to Stop Netanyahu’s Speech

Ellison-MemeIt has been a great week for diplomacy. Thanks to all your efforts, we won: the push for new sanctions in the Senate has been halted until March.

But that hasn’t stopped Iran hawks from their most outrageous offense yet: House Speaker Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress against diplomacy and in support of sanctions.
 
The speech is timed for the same week that AIPAC will will send thousands of activists to Capitol Hill to lobby for new sanctions.
 
I still can’t believe that some in our Congress would provide a foreign leader with an official platform to attack our President and start a war. If sanctions pass and diplomacy collapses, Americans could be sent to die in a war with Iran. That is not Bibi Netanyahu’s decision to make.
 
So some in Congress are taking action to stop Bibi’s speech. Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) are organizing a letter to demand that House Speaker John Boehner (the hawk who made the invitation) postpone Bibi’s invite. 
 
They need your help to get as many Representatives to sign the letter as possible in order to stop this nonsense. 
 
Will you take a moment to email and call your Representatives to sign the Ellison-Waters-Cohen letter?
 
The White House opposes Bibi’s invite. Congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi oppose the invite. Even Israeli officials and politicians oppose the invite. 
 
We need you to take action to convince your Representative to oppose this invite so we can prevent this outrageous event from happening. Will you contact your Representative to sign the letter today?

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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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