You can also call your Representative at 1-855-68 NO WAR (66927)
and urge them to support House Resolution 4173. (Ask to speak to the
foreign policy advisor.)
Learn more about the Lee bill for diplomacy
Learn more about AIPAC's resolution lowering the threshold for war
There is a growing battle in Congress between those who want to set the
stage for war against Iran and others who are promoting peaceful solutions.
On one side, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) has introduced important legislation
1) Lift the "no
contact policy" that bars US diplomats from communicating with
their Iranian counterparts.
2) Make clear there is no
authorization for war and no taxpayer money may be used for war
3) Support sustained,
bilateral talks with Iran by appointing a special diplomatic envoy.
NIAC strongly supports the Lee bill (H.R.4173) because direct
talks are the only way to prevent war, resolve the nuclear standoff, and put mechanisms
in place to effectively address human rights abuses in Iran and create
space for Iran’s pro-democracy movement.
But while we work to promote peaceful solutions, other powerful groups like
AIPAC are working to advance a resolution that would make war far more likely
and would obstruct a diplomatic, inspections-based solution. Their resolution effectively calls for a
military attack on Iran when it obtains a "nuclear weapons
capability" -- an undefined threshold for war that many experts believe already
applies to Iran (and almost every other country with a civilian nuclear program.)
To defeat the growing calls for war,
we must support robust diplomacy to secure the peace. Please write your Members of Congress using
the below form and tell them to stand up for diplomacy and against war!
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