Urging Senator Brown to oppose bills which negate diplomacy with Iran

Dear sr. Paulette Schroeder,

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and more than fifteen thousand advocates are on the Hill pressing Congress for anti-diplomacy legislation and new sanctions on Iran. Netanyahu just finished his speech on the floor of the House, where he spoke out against the current negotiations.

Your members of Congress are hearing a lot of opposition to diplomacy. They need to hear that their constituents support the ongoing talks with Iran. Please call Congress today, and urge them to let diplomacy work.

You’ve already done so much to protect delicate negotiations around Iran’s nuclear program. Thanks in large part to your calls, emails and lobby visits around the country, anti-diplomacy sanctions legislation that was intended to pass in January is currently shelved until at least the end of this month.

What’s more, dozens of members of Congress spoke out before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech. They question the content and timing of the speech, and the manner in which the prime minister was invited to speak without consulting the White House. Some legislators expressed their concern by not attending the speech, while others voiced their ardent support for the negotiations and opposition to new sanctions.

But anti-diplomacy legislation could still shipwreck a deal before the deadline for a political framework agreement at the end of this month. That’s why your senators need to hear from you. Call your senators’ offices and ask that they oppose anti-diplomacy legislation and speak out in support ongoing talks.

Please call 1-855-68 NO WAR (1-855-686-6927) and ask for your senator’s office. Here are some talking points to help you make your call:

  • My name is ______, and I’m from [city], [state].
  • Please support the ongoing talks to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and another war.
  • I hope the senator will oppose two bills that could lead to a collapse of the talks: the Menendez-Kirk sanctions bill (S. 269) and the Corker-Graham legislation mandating an ‘up or down’ vote on any agreement reached with Iran.
  • Thank you.

As always, thank you for your tireless work for diplomacy and peace.

Sincerely,

Kate Gould
Legislative Associate
Middle East Policy

P.S. For more context about the problems in content, timing and protocol with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech, see my blog post with Scoville Fellow Wardah Khalid.

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2 thoughts on “Urging Senator Brown to oppose bills which negate diplomacy with Iran

  1. josievs March 4, 2015 / 11:42 am

    And don’t hesitate to contact Senator Portman as well. He is actively cheerleading for Netanyahu and is strongly anti-diplomacy. He needs to hear from Ohioans who disagree.

  2. josievs March 4, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Reblogged this on People for Peace & Justice Sandusky County and commented:
    Let’s let our senators know that we support diplomacy with Iran. We are not willing to follow a foreign leader down a path to war. This blog post contains a phone number and simple script for contacting the offices of Senator Brown and Senator Portman.

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