"Prevent War with Iran" Campaign Coming to a State Near You!
FCNL has distributed more than 17,000 ‘Diplomacy Not War with Iran’ postcards to citizen advocates around the country, and has delivered over 4,600 of those to Congress in dozens of FCNL staff and grassroots lobby visits, demonstrating strong constituent support for diplomacy to prevent both war and a nuclear-armed Iran.
More than 150 individuals representing more than 60 meetings, churches, and civic groups have ordered postcards from 36 states.
Below are some stories of how FCNL supporters have used these postcards as community organizing and citizen advocacy tools. Some groups are using these postcards for their own lobby visits, while others are sending them back to FCNL for our lobby visits.
Peace Fresno Lobbies Senator Feinstein
Peace Fresno recently delivered 67 "Diplomacy--Not War--with Iran" postcards to Senator Feinstein's office, and 54 to Senator Boxer's.
The group thanked Senator Feinstein's staff for her opinion-editorial supporting diplomacy with Iran.
Both Senator Feinstein & Senator Boxer's offices have received more than 200 "Diplomacy--Not War--with Iran" postcards from Peace Fresno to date.
Delegation & Mayor of Des Moines, Lobbies Senator Harkin's Office
A delegation of Iowans representing 16 local groups lobbied Senator Tom Harkin's office in Des Moines, Iowa, asking that he speak out on the Senate floor or write an op-ed in support of diplomacy, not war, with Iran. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, who was out of town at the time of the visit to Senator Harkin's office, said he supported the delegation’s call for diplomacy. Learn about the delegation's lobby visit here.
A letter to the editor written by the leader of the delegation, Jeffrey Weiss, was published in Iowa's Daily Register newspaper on January 19, 2012, the same day that the delegation met with Senator Harkin's staff.
Minnesota Peace Project Lobbies Senator Klobuchar
The Minnesota Peace Project delivered 200 of FCNL's "Diplomacy-Not War-with Iran!" postcards on a lobby visit to Senator Amy Klobuchar's office. One of Minnesota Peace Project's members, Coleen Rowley (left of the sign), is a former FBI agent and whistleblower who was given TIME's Person of the Year award in 2002, along with two other prominent whistleblowers.
FCNL Delivers Postcards to Senator Merkley
During a lobby visit with Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) to discuss preventing war with Iran, Kate Gould and Katherine Philipson deliver a stack of "Diplomacy--Not War--with Iran" postcards from FCNL supporters and local peace groups in Oregon.