JVP joins progressive organizations asking Congress to support nuclear deal with Iran

Jewish Voice for Peace joined progressive organizations in sending the following letter to members of the U.S. Congress today, asking elected officials to support the diplomatic process and the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran. Read more in NIAC Action’s press release. 

June 30, 2015

To: Members of the U.S. Congress:

The following organizations, representing millions of Americans, urge you to support the strong nuclear deal being negotiated currently between world powers and Iran, to vote in favor of an agreement when it comes before Congress and to commit to vote to uphold a Presidential veto should Congress vote against the agreement.

The United States and its partners in the P5+1 expect to secure a final deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program in the coming weeks. Congress may vote on a deal as soon as next month. Your vote will determine whether the U.S. secures peace and cuts off Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon, or rejects diplomacy in favor of an unconstrained Iranian nuclear program and a new push for war.

This will be among the most consequential national security votes taken by Congress since the decision to authorize the invasion of Iraq. 

The American public overwhelmingly supports a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear standoff with Iran and does not want another war. We do not want to see the critical progress that American diplomacy has achieved over the past two years be derailed by some in Congress who prefer military adventurism over diplomatic solutions. 

Our organizations will be working in states and Congressional districts across the country to ensure that you and your colleagues hear from your constituents on this critical issue and will hold you accountable for your vote. We hope you will consider this matter carefully and vote for peace. 

Sincerely,

American Family Voices

American Friends Service Committee

American Values Network

Americans for Democratic Action

Americans for Peace Now

Avaaz

Church of the Brethren, Office of Public Witness

Citizens for Global Solutions

CODEPINK

Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Council for a Livable World

CREDO

Daily Kos

Democracy for America

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ

Global Zero

Historians Against the War

Institute for Policy Studies

Jewish Voice for Peace

Just Foreign Policy

Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

MoveOn.Org

National Iranian American Council

National Priorities Project

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Pax Christi International

Peace Action

Peace Action West

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Progressive Democrats of America

Sojourners

U.S. Labor Against the War

United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

United for Peace and Justice

United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

USAction

Win Without War

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