[Listen] National Briefing Call: Iran Nuclear Agreement

Urgent UFPJ Conference Call on Iran Agreement: featuring Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council, & Lara Friedman, Americans for Peace Now.

Dowload Audio from Our National Iran Conference Call with Phillys Bennis, Tyler Cullis, & Lara Friedman

Recorded Live on Wednesday, August 12, 9PM EST

Finally, there is a diplomatic achievement we can support. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated by the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany and Iran is a vital first step in avoiding the risk of a new war, advancing towards a nuclear-free Middle East, relieving the economic suffering of the Iranian people and opening the prospect of a more peaceful approach to the grave conflicts in the region. Congressional Republicans are determined to kill this deal. It is no secret that they are being vigorously supported by AIPAC and other well-funded lobbying groups aligned with the Netanyahu government. With so much money being spent by opponents of the agreement, there is a clear danger that without a strong grass-roots mobilization, Congress will vote against the deal and could have the votes to override a Presidential veto. This battle is happening now. As President Obama rightly observed, “Many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal.”

Click here to download the MP3 audio of the call.

Hear Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Tyler Cullis, National Iranian American Council, and Lara Friedman, Americans for Peace Now, give an update on the nuclear agreement and steps we can take to defeat Congressional hawks, who would lead us into another war. Other steps:
  • Sign this petition in support of the nuclear agreement, which now has more than 400,000 signatures: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/2015/07/18/petition-act-now-to-save-iran-deal/
  • Check out our resources. Our legislative action team has worked to provide a list of articles to help others understand the rest of the process and why urgent action is needed: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/iran-deal-resources-articles-links/
  • Call or write your Congressional Representatives and Senators letting them know that you strongly support this agreement with Iran and believe that it is in the security interest of the United States and the entire Middle East. For Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121.
  • Plan an event at the local office of your Congressional Representative or Senator. They are back home this month. Set up appointments at local offices, deliver letters or petitions, or conduct a vigil with a few friends.
Wednesday August 26 will be a National Day of Action at Congressional offices, sponsored by a coalition of national groups. We will forward the relevant details and links to you as they become available. If you have not already done so please send us the State and names of your Senators and Congressional Representative: rustiandgael@unitedforpeace.org

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