We are pleased to announce that we have successfully delivered over 70,000 petition signatures to top officials in the White House calling on the President to choose diplomacy, not war, with Iran. Click here or scroll down to see the full text of our letter to the Administration.
Not only was our petition circulated widely throughout the Peace Action network, but we were able to join forces with our allies as well. Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and CREDO Mobile both circulated the petition and we were able to coordinate our delivery together to achieve the greatest impact.
Who's reading our petition signatures:
Deputy National Security Advisor
Deputy Assistant to the President
National Security Advisor to the Vice President
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications
U.S. Department of Energy
Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control
U.S. State Department
But this is just the first wave.
We plan to keep our petition to prevent war with Iran with Iran open. We will continue to deliver signatures to the White House as more signatures come in.
In the meantime, we will continue to keep you informed on ways you can influence the Administration to do the right thing. We will continue to work to prevent war with Iran and keep our troops and tax dollars home where we need them.
Humbly for Peace,
Paul Kawika Martin
Our email delivery to officials in the Obama Administration:
Subject: 70,000 voters want diplomacy with Iran, not war
While we appreciate that the Obama Administration has emphasized diplomacy with Iran, we would like to reinforce that view by submitting over 70,000 signatures collected over the last few weeks asking that you do everything you can to prevent a military strike on Iran by the U.S. or Israel.
Specifically, people signed petitions "calling on the President to use all means at his disposal to prevent a military strike on Iran - by either the U.S. or Israel." The petition also states:
"The U.S. can't afford a war of choice in Iran -- especially not one based on the same kind of sketchy intelligence and irresponsible saber rattling that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq. We should pursue diplomatic initiatives and take a military attack off the table."
We want to make sure that you know that there are many Americans who support diplomacy. It is unfortunate that war rhetoric is increasing as the Presidential election nears. We ask that your diplomatic efforts increase to find a peaceful solution to concerns over Iran's nuclear program.
Please find the signers attached.
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Paul Kawika Martin
Peace Action (formerly SANE/Freeze)