Follow-Up Action on Iran Diplomacy Letter: Thanks and Spanks

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Recently we asked you to call your Representative and urge them to sign a pro-diplomacy letter being circulated by Representatives Schakowsky (D-IL), Doggett (D-TX), and Price (D-NC) among Democrats in the House. Thousands of you responded – and your representatives took notice!

In the end, 151 House Democrats signed this letter to President Obama asking him to stay on course, build on the recently announced political framework and continue to work toward a strong and verifiable agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran that will prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.

This would be a huge success for any pro-peace, pro-diplomacy letter. It is an even more significant success today, given the degree to which the debate in Congress has been dominated by voices opposing diplomacy and seeking to undermine or block an agreement. While in no way committing its signers to any specific position with respect to a final deal, nonetheless this letter signals that there may well be sufficient support for a deal in Congress to sustain a presidential veto of diplomacy-killing legislation.

A full list of the letter’s signers (and non-signers) is below (only Democrats; Republicans were not asked to sign). You can check it to see if your representative is on either list.

If they are, we need you to take one more action:

If your member is one of the 151 members of Congress who signed the Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter, click here to thank them for doing the right thing.

If your member is one of the 47 Democrats who did NOT sign the Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter, click here to send them a message letting them know that you, as a constituent, are frustrated and disappointed in them.

Please act now. Opponents of diplomacy and an achievable Iran nuclear agreement are not giving up. They have for more than two years been working to kill talks and undermine an agreement; their efforts will only intensify as the June 30 deadline for talks approaches. Members of Congress need to know that their constituents, Americans who care both about U.S. interests and Israel, support diplomacy and an agreement - and want them to do the same.

Sincerely,

Lara Friedman
Director of Policy and Government Relations
Americans for Peace Now

P.S. Few would have predicted that the Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter would attract so many signers. The fact that it did so is in large part a testament to the energetic grassroots activism mobilized in support of the letter. Indeed, the success of the Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter demonstrates how important it is that members of Congress hear from you – now and in the future. Never doubt for a minute that your opinion matters to your elected officials, whether with respect to Iran, or Israel-Palestine, or any other issue.


Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter signers:
  • Adams, Alma,NC-12
  • Aguilar, Pete CA-31
  • Ashford, Brad NE-02
  • Bass, Karen CA-37
  • Beatty, Joyce OH-03
  • Becerra, Xavier CA-34
  • Bera, Ami CA-07
  • Beyer, Don VA-08
  • Bishop, Sanford GA-02
  • Blumenauer, Earl OR-03
  • Bonamici, Suzanne OR-01
  • Bordallo, Madeleine GU-00
  • Brady, Robert PA-01
  • Brown, Corrine FL-05
  • Brownley, Julia CA-26
  • Bustos, Cheri IL-17
  • Butterfield, G. K. NC-01
  • Capps, Lois CA-24
  • Capuano, Mike MA-07
  • Cardenas, Tony CA-29
  • Carney, John DE
  • Carson, André IN-07
  • Cartwright, Matt PA-17
  • Castor, Kathy FL-14
  • Castro, Joaquin TX-20
  • Chu, Judy CA-27
  • Cicilline, David RI-01
  • Clark, Katherine MA-05
  • Clarke, Yvette D. NY-09
  • Clay, William Lacy MO-01
  • Cleaver, Emanuel MO-05
  • Clyburn, Jim SC-06
  • Cohen, Steve TN-09
  • Connolly, Gerry VA-11
  • Conyers, John MI-13
  • Courtney, Joe CT-02
  • Cummings, Elijah MD-07
  • Davis, Danny IL-07
  • Davis, Susan CA-53
  • DeFazio, Peter OR-04
  • DeGette, Diana CO-01
  • Delaney, John MD-06
  • DeLauro, Rosa CT-03
  • DelBene, Suzan WA-01
  • DeSaulnier, Mark CA-11
  • Dingell, Debbie MI-12
  • Doggett, Lloyd TX-35
  • Doyle, Mike PA-14
  • Duckworth, Tammy IL-08
  • Edwards, Donna MD-04
  • Ellison, Keith MN-05
  • Eshoo, Anna CA-18
  • Esty, Elizabeth CT-05
  • Farr, Sam CA-20
  • Fattah, Chaka PA-02
  • Foster, Bill IL-11
  • Fudge, Marcia OH-11
  • Gallego, Ruben AZ-07
  • Garamendi, John CA-03
  • Green, Al TX-09
  • Grijalva, Raúl AZ-03
  • Gutiérrez, Luis IL-04
  • Hahn, Janice CA-44
  • Heck, Dennis WA-10
  • Higgins, Brian NY-26
  • Hinojosa, Rubén TX-15
  • Honda, Mike CA-17
  • Huffman, Jared CA-02
  • Jackson-Lee, Sheila TX-18
  • Jeffries, Hakeem NY-08
  • Johnson, Eddie Bernice TX-30
  • Johnson, Hank GA-04
  • Kaptur, Marcy OH-09
  • Keating, Bill MA-09
  • Kelly, Robin IL-02
  • Kennedy III, Joseph MA-04
  • Kildee, Dan MI-05
  • Kind, Ron WI-03
  • Kuster, Ann McLane NH-02
  • Langevin, James RI-02
  • Larsen, Rick WA-02
  • Larson, John CT-01
  • Lawrence, Brenda MI-14
  • Lee, Barbara CA-13
  • Lewis, John GA-05
  • Lieu, Ted CA-33
  • Loebsack, Dave IA-02
  • Lofgren, Zoe CA-19
  • Lowenthal, Alan CA-47
  • Luján, Ben R. NM-03
  • Lujan Grisham, Michelle NM-01
  • Lynch, Stephen MA-08
  • Maloney, Sean Patrick NY-18
  • Matsui, Doris CA-06
  • McCollum, Betty MN-04
  • McDermott, Jim WA-07
  • McGovern, Jim MA-02
  • McNerney, Jerry CA-09
  • Meeks, Gregory NY-05
  • Moore, Gwen WI-04
  • Moulton, Seth MA-06
  • Napolitano, Grace CA-32
  • Neal, Richard MA-01
  • Nolan, Rick MN-08
  • Norton, Eleanor DC
  • O'Rourke, Beto TX-16
  • Payne, Jr., Donald NJ-10
  • Pelosi, Nancy CA-12
  • Perlmutter, Ed CO-07
  • Pierluisi, Pedro PR
  • Pingree, Chellie ME-01
  • Plaskett, Stacey VI
  • Pocan, Mark WI-02
  • Polis, Jared CO-02
  • Price, David NC-04
  • Rangel, Charles NY-13
  • Richmond, Cedric LA-02
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille CA-40
  • Ruiz, Raul CA-36
  • Ruppersberger, Dutch MD-02
  • Rush, Bobby IL-01
  • Ryan, Tim OH-13
  • Sablan, Gregorio MP
  • Sanchez, Loretta CA-46
  • Sánchez, Linda CA-38
  • Schakowsky, Jan IL-09
  • Scott, Bobby VA-03
  • Scott, David GA-13
  • Serrano, José NY-15
  • Sewell, Terri AL-07
  • Slaughter, Louise NY-25
  • Smith, Adam WA-09
  • Speier, Jackie CA-14
  • Swalwell, Eric CA-15
  • Takai, Mark HI-01
  • Takano, Mark CA-41
  • Thompson, Bennie MS-02
  • Thompson, Mike CA-05
  • Tonko, Paul NY-20
  • Torres, Norma CA-35
  • Tsongas, Niki MA-03
  • Van Hollen, Chris MD-08
  • Veasey, Marc TX-33
  • Velázquez, Nydia NY-07
  • Visclosky, Pete IN-01
  • Walz, Tim MN-01
  • Waters, Maxine CA-43
  • Watson Coleman, Bonnie NJ-12
  • Welch, Peter VT
  • Wilson, Frederica FL-24
  • Yarmuth,John KY-03
Schakowsky-Doggett-Price letter non-signers:
  • Boyle, Brendan F. PA-13
  • Coleman, Bonnie Watson NJ-12
  • Cooper, Jim TN-05
  • Costa, Jim CA-16
  • Crowley, Joe NY-14
  • Cuellar, Henry TX-28
  • Deutch, Ted FL-21
  • Engel, Eliot NY-16
  • Frankel, Lois FL-22
  • Gabbard, Tulsi HI-02
  • Graham, Gwen FL-02
  • Grayson, Alan FL-09
  • Green, Gene TX-29
  • Hastings, Alcee FL-20
  • Himes, Jim CT-04
  • Hoyer, Steny MD-05
  • Israel, Steve NY-03
  • Kilmer, Derek WA-06
  • Kirkpatrick, Ann AZ-01
  • Levin, Sander MI-09
  • Lipinski, Dan IL-03
  • Lowey, Nita NY-17
  • Meng, Grace NY-06
  • Messer, Luke IN-06
  • Maloney, Carolyn NY-12
  • Murphy, Patrick FL-18
  • Nadler, Jerrold NY-10
  • Norcross, Donald NJ-01
  • Pallone, Frank NJ-06
  • Pascrell, Bill NJ-09
  • Peters, Scott CA-52
  • Peterson, Collin MN-07
  • Quigley, Michael IL-05
  • Rice, Kathleen NY-04
  • Sarbanes, John MD-03
  • Schiff, Adam CA-28
  • Schrader, Kurt OR-05
  • Sherman, Brad CA-30
  • Sinema, Kyrsten AZ-09
  • Sires, Albio NJ-08
  • Titus, Dina NV-01
  • Vargas, Juan CA-51
  • Vela, Filemon TX-34
  • Wasserman Schultz, Debbie FL-23
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