- This event has passed.
Call Sens. Schumer & Gillibrand: No war on Iran!
September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please call (202) 224-6542/locally 716-846-4111 for Sen Schumer and 202-224-4451/local 716-854-9725 for Sen Gillibrand and urge them to vote in favor of the (NO WAR ON) IRAN amendment to the NDAA. More below.
Even after we’ve said good riddance to John Bolton, we are still on the brink of war with Iran. Yesterday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf.
When other nations step up to join the “coalition of the willing” it’s often a bad sign. That can mean that momentum for war is growing. Of course, sending U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia is by itself a dangerous escalation. But if other countries join in it can top the scales.
This is the week that Congressional leaders are expected to decide whether to include legislative language that works to block Trump from going to war in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is considered a “must-pass” bill, very difficult for the president to veto.
Please take the following steps TODAY to prevent unconstitutional war on Iran:
1) Call Senator Schumer’s office at
“My name is ___________ and I am a constituent living at (your address). I’m calling to urge Senator Schumer/Gillibrand to fight to include language that blocks Trump from going to war with Iran as part of the final National Defense Authorization Act. I want the Senator to take bold action to prevent war because recent actions by the Trump administration are increasing the chances for greater conflict.”
3. Repeat with Senator Gillibrand’s office at (202) 224-4451
It was your activism that made sure we succeeded in getting the Iran anti-war provision through the House, and that pressured both Senators Gillibrand and Schumer to support the Iran amendment and make it clear that any military action against Iran without going to Congress would be unauthorized and unconsitutional.
Now it is crunch time. We need to ensure Senators Schumer and Gillibrand follow through on their word and do all they can to get the Iran amendment into the final version of the NDAA to send a clear message to President Trump. Be sure to call today!
Thank you for all you do for peace.
Emily Rubino, Peace Action New York State