Last week, we achieved a huge victory when the P5+1 and Iran announced that they had reached a framework agreement to verifiably stop Iran from building nuclear weapons without resorting to war. The international community – from King Salman of Saudi Arabia to Pope Francis – has heralded the framework as a good deal. Since last Thursday, over 80,000 Americans, including you, have stood up in support of the framework agreement.
Unfortunately, Congress is poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) recently introduced S. 615, a bill that would allow Congress to veto any deal. Congress could vote on the bill as early as next Tuesday, so we need you to stand up against the bill today!
Please call your Members of Congress today and urge them to support the framework agreement. Directions are below.
Here is why Sen. Corker’s bill would sabotage diplomacy: Our vote count, bolstered by recent Congressional actions like the “47 traitors” letter to Iran, shows that Congress would indeed vote to kill this deal. Members who want to force a bad vote on the deal must answer “what next?” if Congress disapproves of the deal and prevents it from succeeding. This deal is not a treaty and does not require Congressional approval. We must hold Congress accountable for their blatant attempt to kill the deal.
Please take five minutes to call Congress and support diplomacy. Here’s how:
1. Call the Capitol toll-free* at 855-686-6927:
- Ask for one of your Senators by name
- Please click here if you need to look up the names of your Senators and Representative
2. Tell your Senator’s office:
- I’m from (city, state) and I SUPPORT the framework for a nuclear agreement with Iran
- This deal is the best way to cut off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon without resorting to war
- I hope the (Senator/ Representative) will OPPOSE bills that would kill the deal, like the Corker-Menendez Iran bill (S. 615)
3. Next steps:
- Repeat this process to contact your other Senator and your Representative
* Toll-free number provided by the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Win Without War coalition member.