There are many who would like negotiations with Iran to fail. That’s why I am going to Iran in two weeks to deliver your message of friendship to Iranians.
President Obama is moving toward a major diplomatic initiative with Iran, and by sending a message that average Americans want peace, we can help get these negotiations off on the right foot. So we’ve made it really easy for you to record a message of friendship to Iranians.
- First, think of what you hope for in the US’s relationship with Iran.
- Then call 1-469-212-0832, dial extension 86309, and leave a voice message. Within a few minutes this message will be posted online here.
- Or you can click here to record a written message, or if your computer has a built-in webcam, you can use our tool to record a video message!
On May 15th, I will join a delegation of citizen diplomats going to Iran to help build understanding between Iranians and Americans. This is a crucial time to loudly support Obama’s plan for diplomacy, because Congress has been sending Iran the wrong message.
For instance, just this Tuesday, twenty-five senators introduced legislation that would give the president new authority to sanction foreign firms that sell gas and other oil products to Iran. The Wall Street Journal reported that Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), a co-sponsor of similar legislation in the House, “expects sanctions would initially trigger anti-U.S. riots by Iranians, but longer-term, he thinks the measure would dry up Iran’s gasoline supply, causing its economy to crater and unemployment to spike.”
What would you rather say? Please call 1-469-212-0832, and dial extension 86309 to tell Iranians what you hope for in America’s relationship with Iran.
Politicians and pundits in both the United States and Iran build support for an approach to the world based on force and aggression by dehumanizing the “enemy” and exploiting people’s worst fears.
But regular people like you and me can take their power away by putting a human face on the US and Iran and showing that ordinary people in both countries support each other and want to build a strong, respectful and peaceful relationship. By demonstrating that Americans and Iranians are more alike than we are different. Share your personal hopes for peace with Iran in a recorded message, and I will make sure Iranians see them.
It is much harder to advocate for sanctions when you know a child who will go hungry, or bombings when you know families who could be killed. Thank you for sharing your positive hopes and vision for friendship with Iran.
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