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Thursday, September 10, 2015

[haw-info] On Iran Agreement: No Time for Silence

On the Iran Agreement:  No Time for Silence!


A remarkable grassroots mobilization over the past two months has blunted partisan efforts to block the nuclear agreement with Iran.  (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA) With 42 Democratic Senators now expressing support, it appears that the Obama Administration will have sufficient votes to move forward with the plan.


As early as Friday, there will be a vote in the House of Representatives and in the Senate on a motion to disapprove the agreement. This will be an important a test of strength. AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and associated lobbyists have spent millions of dollars to defeat this diplomatic achievement. And already, opponents of the agreement are formulating alternative legislation designed to undermine implementation of the accord. For this and other reasons, the size of Friday's vote matters.


Even if you have already done so, this is an important moment to let your Senators and Representative know that you support the nuclear agreement with Iran.  The list below provides updated information on the position they have publicly  taken


If the elected official is already a supporter, it will be helpful to say "Thank you." If a fence sitter or an opponent, they need to hear that you welcome this diplomatic break-through.

Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg and Margaret Power on behalf of the Historians Against War Steering Committee





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