Iran— Diplomacy or war?
The U.S. Senate is just eight votes shy of a veto-proof bill that could send the U.S. to war over Iran.
This AIPAC-backed bill would torpedo ongoing diplomatic efforts and open the way to military action and further draconian sanctions. The results could be disastrous—for everyone.
The good news is that outrage is growing, and 21 senators have come out against pro-war bill S.1881. But there is a chance it could reach a veto-proof majority. Unless we act now, the 20 senators who have not signed yet could succumb to the march to war. Can you sign this petition to tell them to stand strong?
This legislation is being pushed by Israel lobby groups who want a pretext for Israel to take military action against Iran. Remarkably, it would pre-commit the United States to military involvement should Israel attack.
An interim deal brokered by the U.N. Security Council has already begun implementation, with Iran taking steps to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief.
But S.1881 (the "Nuclear Weapon-Free Iran Act of 2013") has the support of 59 of 60 co-sponsors needed for it to pass. Eight more and the President won’t be able to veto.
Help stop the march to war.
Consult this up-to-date list of Senators supporting, opposing, or undecided on S.1881
See what the New York Times has to say about the bill, and JVP's role in opposing it
View a Policy Memo from the National Iranian American Council
Watch The Daily Show's Jon Stewart skewer the bill's pro-war authors