Vote Nears on Dangerous Iran Bill: Call Your Rep. Today

The conflict between the U.S. and Iran is reaching a point where it could spiral out of control. In the U.S., Congress and the administration have become more confrontational toward Iran. Iran has done the same and withdrawn further from the international community.

Now, Congress is preparing to add fuel to this fire. Your representative is preparing to vote on legislation that could close off prospects for diplomatic communication between the U.S. and Iran at the very time that such channels are critical for preventing war.

This vote could come as soon as next Tuesday. Please call your representative today at 877-429-0678 and ask her or him to vote “no” on the Iran Threat Reduction Act, H.R. 1905. Enter your zip code to get talking points that reflect whether your member has publicly supported this bill.

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One Comment to “Don’t let Congress vote to break all diplomatic contact with Iran!”

  • If you are from Minnesota these people are co-sponsors:

    “Minnesota cosponsors of this bill are GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann, Chip Cravaack, John Kline and Erik Paulsen.

    A corresponding bill has been introduced in the Senate (S1048), cosponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Democrats.”

    Source- http://mapm.pjep.org/news/Will-Congress-disrupt-diplomacy-(with-the-Iran-Threat-Reduction-Act)

    It is not surprising that the GOPers would sponsor something like this as they are trying to prevent Obama from doing anything that might avert war (although Obama has shown himself to be willing to use military action as in the case of Libya).

    Nor is it surprising that Democrats Klobuchar and Franken would propose similar legislation. Franken is very pro-war and said this about Libya:

    “More recently, I cosponsored the resolution that authorized the limited use of the military force as part of a NATO coalition to prevent the genocide of the people of Libya. Our military intervention saved the lives of countless innocent Libyans and helped regime opponents topple the brutal Qaddafi regime.” (email to me dated 10-18-2011)

    Klobuchar also supported the NATO intervention.

    Writing to these people will probably not get them to change their minds.

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