Sara Haghdoosti / Berim.org – 2013-11-26 16:27:44
ACTION ALERT: Support Diplomacy with Iran
Sara Haghdoosti / Berim.org
(November 24, 2013) — We have a deal!
After decades of silence, last night a deal was announced between Iran, the United States and members of the international community.
Although it’s just an interim six-month agreement, yesterday’s deal makes military action on Iran far less likely. It builds the trust needed while all sides negotiate towards a final agreement — and that’s truly something to celebrate.
This is exactly the kind of approach we need to encourage our leaders to take more often. Itâ€™s our responsibility to show our representatives that when they pursue diplomacy, weâ€™re right behind them.
The next 72 hours will be crucial. How this deal is received by the public will either create an incentive for leaders to continue to embrace diplomacy, or, if pro-war conservative lobby groups have their way, risks causing them to turn back.
Will you join our campaign to show that there is overwhelming public support for diplomacy with Iran by sending a message to every US Senator calling on them to support this deal and give diplomacy a chance to work?
Here’s what our message says:
“After decades of hostility, we’ve just witnessed a deal between the United States and Iran. This deal is a first step towards ensuring we don’t get entangled in another senseless war in the Middle East. We call on you to publicly support the deal between the United States, Iran and the international community — and be a champion for diplomacy.”
Over the last few weeks weâ€™ve seen the impact weâ€™ve been able to make. Our actions helped create the political space for President Obama to speak to President Rouhani and helped ensure that sanctions weren’t raised on Iran during the negotiations.’
Now, itâ€™s important for all of us to help create the space for efforts like this to happen more frequently — and for this process to lead to a final agreement in six months. It’s our responsibility to show our representatives that when they pursue diplomacy weâ€™re right behind them. President Obama took a risk in pursuing this deal, and now we’ve got to make sure our voices of support are heard in the Senate. Will you act now?
Yours, with hope and excitement,
Berim was started by everyday people just like you chipping in what they could. In just a few months, nearly 100,000 people have joined our call for diplomacy between Iran, the United States, and the international community.