1. Action Alert
  2. Middle East & Iran

Your Member of Congress Could Help Prevent War with Iran

By Diana Ohlbaum, July 3, 2019

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. As tensions escalate between our two nations, the risk grows of accidents and miscalculations that could tip us into another deadly conflict in the Middle East.

Reps. Ro Khanna (CA‐17) and Matt Gaetz (FL‐01) have proposed a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would ensure the president cannot take military action against Iran without congressional authorization – except in the event of a national emergency created by an attack on the United States. This amendment is expected to receive a vote next week.

Your Member of Congress needs to hear from you before the vote. Will you take two minutes to strengthen our democracy and advocate for peace?

As a Quaker organization, we oppose all war. As a matter of public policy, we believe Congress must debate and vote before our military undertakes lethal action or U.S. troops are put in harm’s way. I hope you will join me in calling on Congress to uphold the Constitution and prevent unauthorized war with Iran.

Action Alert Congress Must Act to prevent War Iran 

Plan a drop-by visit.

Each day, it seems, the United States moves closer to war with Iran. Congress has the power to stop this, and they could face a vote as soon as July 8 on whether to prevent another devastating war in the Middle East.

Legislative Ask Preserve House Provision to Prevent War with Iran 

The United States and Iran are moving closer to war every day. In the United States, the Trump administration is playing a dangerous game. While claiming not to want a war with Iran, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations.

Diana Ohlbaum

  • Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy

Diana Ohlbaum directs FCNL’s foreign policy lobbying team and leads an effort to replace the current U.S. foreign policy paradigm of military domination and national superiority with a more ethical and effective one based on cooperation and mutual respect.