The U.S., our allies, and Iran have been hard at work over the past year negotiating a deal that would verifiably cut off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon without resorting to war. In many ways, we have already succeeded: Iran’s nuclear program is under a lock and key, ensuring they cannot get a nuclear bomb. That’s diplomacy at work.
Today, our negotiators announced that they are close to reaching a final agreement, but need a bit more time to work out the details. Please write to your Members of Congress and ask them to support continued negotiations.
Diplomacy has a real chance of achieving a historic deal that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and avert a disastrous war of choice in the Middle East. But the reality is that any deal was always going to be hard work. Diplomacy takes time, and we need to give our negotiators they space they need to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Can you email Congress right now? Explain: “As your constituent, I urge you to support continued diplomacy with Iran. Let diplomacy work with Iran and keep America off the path to war.”
Lawmakers like Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)—notorious for beating the drums of war—are already declaring the diplomatic talks a failure and working to make that a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That’s where you come in. Last winter, you helped generate over one million actions in support of diplomacy with Iran – and won a huge victory when Congress backed off new sanctions that threatened to kill the talks before they even started. It’s time to do it again. During the next few days, it’s important for Congress to hear strong support from the people they represent for continued diplomacy with Iran in order to stand up to war hawks like McCain and Graham who are trying to micromanage U.S. diplomats’ sensitive negotiations from afar with unrealistic demands that nuclear nonproliferation experts call “deal-killers.”
We’ve come too far to let Congress throw the diplomatic talks off course. There’s too much at stake. Tell Congress to let diplomacy work with Iran and keep America off the path to war.