Trump is steering us towards a disastrous war.
We must act immediately to prevent it.
Yesterday, the US launched a drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military commander. This follows US airstrikes on an Iranian-backed militia just days ago, which killed 24 in Iraq. As tensions ratchet up, the US is now deploying thousands more troops to the Middle East. In response to this latest targeted killing, Iran has already issued a call for retaliation and “forceful revenge.”
This assassination by the US is more than a violation of international human rights law. It’s also the latest action Trump has taken to escalate tensions with Iran and worsen instability in the region. He withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, despite the fact that it was working. He has imposed severe economic sanctions as part of a campaign to apply “maximum pressure,” measures which have inflicted suffering on Iranian people by increasing the costs of basics like food and fuel and limiting access to medicine.
We stand with the countless people across the region struggling for democracy, peace and justice, who know that war is not the answer -- including our brave grassroots partners. We firmly denounce this march to war with Iran. Join us: push for diplomatic approaches that move us towards peace and an end to military attacks.
Take action now: We need your voice.
Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and ask to be connected to your Member of Congress. Tell your Representative and Senator that they must act immediately to stop a war with Iran and call for a diplomatic solution to this crisis.
Thank you for your action for peace,
Script language: “My name is [-----]. I live in [city, state and zip code] in your district. As your constituent, I’m deeply concerned about the Trump administration’s killing of Qasem Soleimani, a senior military leader in Iran, which has brought us to the brink of war. I am calling to make sure that you are taking immediate steps to prevent war with Iran. Your constituents need you to push for diplomatic approaches right now.”