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72 Organizations Tell Congress: #NoWarWithIran

Yesterday, 72 organizations signed a letter to Congress urging our elected officials to support for the Nuclear Deal with Iran. With 3 weeks left in the Congressional review period for the agreement there are still dozens of undecided lawmakers. Therefore every letter, every phone call, every e-mail, every petition signature, and every political action counts. Add your voice to theirs and write a letter to your Senators and Representative today.

The full text of the letter is below:

August 27, 2015

Dear Members of Congress,

As organizations representing millions of Americans, we urge Congress to support the nuclear agreement recently reached between the United States, our partners in the so-called P5+1, and Iran. Congress is now in the midst of a 60 day review period for the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and is expected to vote on the deal in the coming weeks. We strongly urge you to support this deal.

This historic agreement is a victory for national security, for the American people, and people around the world. This agreement blocks any potential pathway for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. It accomplishes this not through trust or hope, but through ironclad, verifiable mechanisms, including an unprecedented inspections regime. And importantly, it resolves this pressing national security concern without resorting to military force and another devastating war in the Middle East.

This agreement was carefully negotiated by not just the United States and Iran, but also by the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China. Rejecting a deal agreed to by these leading global powers – and now endorsed by the entire United Nations Security Council – would be a disastrous act of self-sabotage by Congress. It is unthinkable that Congress would decide to eliminate the constraints and verification measures established for Iran’s nuclear program and unravel the multilateral efforts led by the U.S. to resolve the nuclear dispute. Further, rejecting the deal would put the United States and Iran back on the path to war, threatening to further destabilize the entire Middle East.

We strongly support the commendable leadership of the President and his administration, and many members of the House and Senate who have worked to support these negotiations and make this deal possible. We strongly urge all Members of Congress to now fully support this deal and reject any congressional effort to undermine its implementation.

Sincerely,

Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Adrian Dominican Sisters

American Friends Service Committee

American Values Network

Americans for Peace Now

Arab American Institute

Brave New Films

Campaign for America’s Future

CASA

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Center for International Policy

Citizens for Global Solutions

Church World Service

CODEPINK

Conference of Major Superiors of Men

Congregation of Notre Dame USA Peace and Justice Office

Council for a Livable World

CREDO

Daily Kos

Demand Progress

Democrats.com

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor JPIC

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Global Exchange

Global Zero

Historians Against the War

Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project

Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

J Street

Jewish Voice for Peace

Just Foreign Policy

Justice and Peace Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Justice Team – Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Medical Mission Sisters

Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

MoveOn.org

NIAC Action

National Council of Churches

National Organization for Women

National Security Network

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

The Network of Spiritual Progressives

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Pax Christi International

Pax Christi USA

Peace Action

Peace Action West

People Demanding Action

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Progressive Democrats of America

Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

The Shalom Center

Sinsinawa Dominicans

Sisters of Charity, BVM

Sisters of the Holy Cross – Congregation Justice Committee

Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary

Society of Helpers – US Province

Sojourners

U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)

Unitarian Universalist Association

United for Peace and Justice

United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

United States Student Association

USAction

Veterans For Peace

VoteVets.org

Win Without War

Women’s Action for New Directions

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