Action Item: Tell Your Rep to Vote “NO” on H.R. 1905

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation:

The conflict between the U.S. and Iran is reaching a point where it could spiral out of control. In the U.S., Congress and the administration have become more confrontational toward Iran. Iran has done the same and withdrawn further from the international community.

Now, Congress is preparing to add fuel to this fire. Your representative is preparing to vote on legislation that could close off prospects for diplomatic communication between the U.S. and Iran at the very time that such channels are critical for preventing war.

This vote could come as soon as next Tuesday. Please call your representative today at 877-429-0678 and ask her or him to vote “no” on the Iran Threat Reduction Act, H.R. 1905. Enter your zip code to get talking points that reflect whether your member has publicly supported this bill.

2 thoughts on “Action Item: Tell Your Rep to Vote “NO” on H.R. 1905”

  1. Can't believe how brazenly Orwellian 'Iran Threat Reduction..' sounds. The 'threat' is that anyone talks to them without authorization… So what's the 'Israel Threat Reduction..' Is that when they put a cap on the number of standing o's for their PM? Or is that when some other obsequious behavior is limited to private meetings?

  2. In rebuttal of Newt Gingrich’s Israel-fawning comment that there is no Palestine, and no Palestinians, that they are an ‘invented people,’ history is firmly against him. Specific references to “Palestine” date back nearly five hundred years before “the time of Jesus.”

    Herodotus in the 5th Century BCE, the first historian in Western civilization, referenced “Palestine” numerous times in his chronicle of the ancient world, The Histories, including the following passage describing “Syrians of Palestine”:

    “…they live in the coastal parts of Syria; and that region of Syria and all that lies between it and Egypt is called Palestine.” (VII.89)

    Aristotle, Ovid, Pausanias, and Josephus all make similar identifications of the area of Palestine, and of its inhabitants.

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