Fwd: Demand Diplomacy With Iran, Not War

From: Robyn
Sent on: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:31 PM
Dear SJ Movie/Dinner Meetup members - this is an important phone call to make if you have just a couple of minutes today and are looking for a democracy rush. :) Peace, Robyn

Please forward widely.

Dear Robyn,

phone-calling We know we've been asking you to make a lot of phone calls to Congress lately. Tomorrow, as part of a "Time to Talk with Iran" event, UFPJ will be asking members of Congress to come out of their offices to make a phone call to Iran to talk directly with ordinary Iranian citizens.

But we need you to call too -- while we're on Capitol Hill talking to members of Congress in person, we ask that you flood their offices with phone calls demanding diplomacy.

National Call-In Day for Diplomacy With Iran
Tuesday, June 10

Call your congressional representative:[masked]

Talking points:
  • The U.S. must talk to Iran! Ask your rep to co-sponsor H.R. 5056 to appoint an envoy to Iran for the purpose of easing tensions and normalizing relations with Iran.

  • The U.S. and Iran share common interests in a stable Iraq, Afghanistan, and Middle East.

  • The U.S. pursued negotiations with North Korea and Libya. It's time to talk with Iran.

It is essential that we push back against the Bush administration's push for bombing Iran. Your phone calls are an important part of the pushback. Please call today!

The same people who called for attacking Iraq now are raising the drumbeat for military action against Iran. The Bush administration is labeling Iran as one of the greatest threats to U.S. security, despite the November 2007 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate which concluded that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons program.

Bombing Iran would bring disastrous consequences:
  • The entire Middle East likely would descend into further violence putting the well-being of innumerable civilians at risk. 
  • U.S. standing in the world would plummet, and oil prices would soar.
  • A U.S. attack would only strengthen hardliners in Iran.
Current U.S. policies are not working. Threats of military attacks and regime change, while refusing to talk with Iran until they stop enriching uranium, are only heightening tensions.

Tell your congressional leaders that you want dialogue not war![masked]

The call-in day is sponsored by the Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran.

Yours, for peace and justice,

Judith Le Blanc
UFPJ National Organizing Coordinator

Help us continue to do this critical work: Make a donation to UFPJ today.

www.unitedforpeace.org |[masked]
PO Box 607; Times Square Station; New York, NY 10108

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