1- As you are aware, Congress will soon vote on the proposed Iran deal reached by the international community. We appreciate the historic support for Israel demonstrated by the government and people of the United States.
We have always supported the diplomatic process as the most ideal way to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program, unfortunately, the proposed deal will let Iran become a threshold nuclear weapons state and will not guarantee international inspectors full and free access to suspicious sites in Iran.
Congress and the President have repeatedly said, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” This is a bad deal for the United States, Israel and the entire world.
Congress must oppose this agreement, and urge the administration to negotiate a better deal that will truly prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
2- The FJCC has sent letters to all NYC members of Congress, and to Senator Schumer and Senator Gilibrand requesting that they reject the Iran agreement and insist on stronger sanctions to encourage a deal with better terms.
3- We thank the area Democratic Congress members who have already decided to vote no to the agreement:
Congressman Steve Israel, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice.
4- We are planning a series of meetings with congressional members over the next few weeks.
We encourage our members and all community leaders to attend.
Please email us if would like to join.
It is important that we publicly and respectfully thank our representatives for their steadfast support for Israel, while having them understand our opposition to the Iran agreement. In order for a Democratic representative to vote no, they need to see that their constituents feel strongly on this issue.
Your attendance and voice does count.
5- Call congressional offices: It is important that all members of our community respectfully call and encourage a NO vote. Calls are counted and the tally weighs heavily on the decision of which way to vote.
Members to call:
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke 202-225-6231
Senator Kristen Gillibrand 202-224-4451