AIPAC is forming a new organization that will spend $20 million in the next 60 days to convince Congress to block the Iran nuclear deal. (At the end of this email you can see full information about forming of this new group)
And who are they relying on to help kill the deal? The fringe Iranian cult Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK).
As we speak, AIPAC’s new spin off group is running TV ads and promoting materials featuring the MEK aimed at convincing people to call Congress to urge them to kill the deal.
AIPAC’s new group is being advised by former Senator Joe Lieberman–one of the major champions of the Iraq war and a public advocate for the MEK.
Are you going to let Maryam Rajavi and Joe Lieberman kill this deal and start a war?
If you’ve been waiting to call your lawmakers in support of the Iran deal, NOW is the time.
Congress has 58 more days to vote to approve or reject the deal. As one Hill staffer told me, this is going to be a knock down, drag out fight that isn’t decided until the very end. But they are hearing far more from opponents of the deal than supporters.
While AIPAC and their allies can spend big money, they can’t speak for you. Unless you let them.
One of the most impactful but simple ways to make your voice heard with lawmakers is to join our campaign to call Congress directly.
Every single phone call that lawmakers get for or against the deal is being tallied by their offices. Think of it as casting your vote on the deal.
If you are not calling your lawmakers, you’re giving your vote away.
Calling Congress is easy.
We have a website set up that will guide you through the process–we give you a short message to say to the Congressional staff who will answer the phone, and our system can even look up your lawmakers offices and dial them for you.
It’s simple but every single call makes a difference.
So what are you waiting for? Please take a moment to call Congress now and urge them to vote for peace!
Information about the forming of this group:
AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel organization, has launched a new advocacy group to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.
Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, a new 501(c)(4) group, is dedicated to informing the public “about the dangers of the proposed Iran deal,” spokesman Patrick Dorton told The New York Times.
The group’s advisory board includes five former Democratic members of Congress: Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. Former Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), who served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will also advise the group.
“This Iran deal is dangerous for America, for Israel and for the world,” Lieberman, a former Democratic and independent senator, said in a statement on the group’s site. “Iran has violated over 20 international agreements, is the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world, and has been working to acquire nuclear weapons for years. Unfortunately, this agreement won’t stop them.”
AIPAC has already come out in opposition to a number of President Barack Obama’s policies, including his approach to negotiations with Iran and treatment of Israel. In a staff meeting earlier this week the group’s executive director, Howard Kohr, told staff to canceltheir summer vacations as the group plans to ramp up its lobbying against the deal in coming weeks.
According to the Times report, Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran will spend approximately $20 million on its advocacy, including advertising in 30 to 40 states.
“This will be a sizable and significant national campaign on the flaws in the Iran deal,” Dorton said.
Obama announced earlier last week that the P5+1 negotiating nations had settled on final language for a nuclear deal that would dismantle a large majority of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, while leaving small portions intact.
In order to scuttle the deal, Republicans in Congress will need to persuade enough Democrats to oppose the deal to secure a two-thirds majority vote.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified The New York Times as the first publication to report on the group. The Sunlight Foundation reported the news first.