Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal Position Action Page - The Pen

Dear Karen, 

We got a huge response to our request that you tell us what position 
we should take on the Iran Nuclear Deal. And we are pleased to report 
that the vast majority of our participants respectfully stated their 
views to us, many with elaborate supporting references, and with many 
thanking us for asking you to do so. 

We can also report that based on that response the overwhelming 
majority of our participants think we should support the deal struck 
by President Obama and Secretary Of State Kerry, though a distinct 
and passionate minority think we should not. 

This is clearly a matter of conscience, where sincere well-meaning 
people of good faith may strongly disagree. So what we decided to do 
was set up an action page where YOU can select YOUR position on this, 
and THAT is the message your members of Congress will get: 

Iran Nuclear Deal Position Action Page: Moreover, the action page above has been custom coded to keep a live running tally of the "support" and the "oppose" submissions, so you can check out how the vote is going. We say let the numbers fall where they will. Let this page be a public demonstration of how many support the Iran Nuclear Deal and how many do not. Based on the many thoughtful and extended comments we have already received, we are certain our participants will add plenty of their own personal comments on this. We will note that one of the most persuasive arguments we got in support of the deal came from multiple people with intimate personal experience of Iranian society, observing that "saving face" is a strong cultural imperative there, and that all bluster aside there could never have been a deal that appeared to humiliate Iran. We might also mention that both Bernie Sanders, who many of our participants have taken much interest in, and Hillary Clinton as well, have both come out in favor of the deal. For our part, in our last alert we asked the questions we felt needed to be asked. We did in fact ASK you what position we should take, with every intention of following your wishes. And though the numbers were lopsided among the sample of our participants, there were very strong feelings on both sides. Accordingly, we believe the best way to honor the responses we ourselves got is to put up the voting choice page we have, just like a real democracy. And let the whole country see in one place how many support and how many do not. You may forward this message to any friends who would find it important. Contributions to The People's Email Network or ActBlue are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, go to Or if don't want to receive our messages, just go to usalone788b:234862