CUFI action alert Iran.
(photo credit: CUFI)
Christians United for Israel, the United State’s largest pro-Israel group, is taking matters into its own hands when it comes to encouraging Senators to support the Corker-Menendez Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (S. 615).
The action alert, “No check left blank to Iran,” sent out to CUFI’s over 2 million members exactly one week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US congress, generated over 57,000 responses in just 24 hours. CUFI constituents emailed their senators urging them that the deal with Iran is moving quickly and that they must block a bad deal from being passed through and ensure that there is Congressional oversight on an any agreement passed.
“It is unconscionable that the President would consider signing a deal of this import without Congressional approval,” CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee said. “Congress is the voice of the people, and the massive response to this action alert makes clear that on Iran, the people want their voice heard.”
The Obama administration is set to reach a deal with Iran by the end of the month. The Corker-Menendez Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act was introduced to the Senate to ensure that Congress reviews any nuclear agreement with Iran. President Obama has vowed to veto this legislation, so in order to ensure the act's passage, it must receive a veto-proof majority of 67 senators or more.
“Every major arms control agreement in recent history has been submitted to Congress for approval. A deal with Iran should be no different,” CUFI executive director David Brog said. Both our national security and our Constitutional balance of powers are at stake here. We expect our senators to stand up for both.”
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