Some in Congress, starting with House Majority “Leader” Eric Cantor (R-VA), who seemingly can’t take peace for an answer, are pushing new economic sanctions against Iran. A vote in the House of Representatives could come as soon as tomorrow. There is also possible movement in the Senate for new sanctions, though the timing is unclear.
New sanctions could well kill the first step deal the Obama Administration and allies negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program in return for modest relief of crippling sanctions. Should that deal fall apart, the historic opportunity for a peaceful resolution to concerns over Iran’s nuclear development could be gone, making the unthinkable (a military attack on Iran) all too possible.
Please call your House member and tell her or him to vote “no” on Rep. Cantor’s diplomacy killing legislation. You can use the toll free number from our colleagues at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (1-855-68 NO WAR / 1-855-686-6927) which will connect you with the Capitol Switchboard.
Please tell your representative “Congress needs to support diplomacy, not new sanctions on Iran. Vote against Rep. Cantor’s bill.”
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