Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Iranians, We Love You"

Codepink, Women for Peace

Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker and Eve Ensler join Israeli women to say: Iranians, We Love You

After decades of saber rattling, it’s time for diplomacy with Iran. Yesterday President Obama and Iranian President Rouhani both gave speeches at the United Nations indicating the ice is thawing between our two countries. This makes us hopeful, but we need to keep the peace process moving: Tell your representatives today that instead of crippling sanctions, we want diplomacy!

In the past CODEPINK has teamed up with Iranian and Israeli women to oppose war on Iran, with the support of prominent changemakers like Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, and Eve Ensler. We’ve protested, lobbied, delivered petitions, and taken peace delegations to Iran. We know that the sanctions imposed by our government are only harming the people of Iran. With a new government open to reconciliation, we must push the US to seize this opportunity.

Wealthy lobby groups like AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) are relentlessly clamoring for increased hostilities towards Iran. That's why it's so important to reach out to your representatives today and tell them we want diplomacy, not crippling sanctions or war.

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