A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
For more a decade, FCNL has advocated for improved U.S.-Iran relations. Our priority is to see the U.S. government engage in the diplomacy that will help bring Iran back into the fold of the international community and prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Congress will vote on the Iran deal in September, and the vote will be close. Here are five ways you can speak out to persuade your members of Congress to support the deal.
Meeting face to face with your members of Congress is the single most effective way to persuade them to support the Iran deal. These meetings let your senators and representative know that their constituents are paying attention and they support diplomacy.
After years spent teetering on the brink of war with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action offers an unprecedented opportunity for lasting peace. This deal seals off Tehran's potential pathways to a nuclear weapon and subjects Iran to a robust transparency and inspection regime.
Bring this page with you to a meeting with Congress. It asks your legislators to support the Iran deal. It's specifically designed for congressional offices, and it has the information they need to make an informed decision.
A timeline of congressional action of a prospective nuclear deal with Iran.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and FCNL's Kate Gould write: "The Iran deal reached in Vienna is a historic victory. Exquisite diplomacy has delivered Washington and Tehran from years of teetering on the brink of war to one of the greatest diplomatic achievements of the nuclear age."
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We support active non-violent responses to prevent or transform violent conflict at all levels.
The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warning against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives.”