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Call Your MP and Tell Them: No War With Iran!

Call Your MP and Tell Them: No War With Iran!

Earlier this week, news outlets reported that, after months of ripping up the Iran Deal and imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration is threatening a military strike against Iran. In response, the Canadian government has only stayed silent. Canada’s allies, including EU partners, Japan, and Switzerland  have all tried to help de-escalate the tensions in the region, but Canada, a leading member of NATO with a military presence in the region, a member of the G7, and a country that has plans to run for a sit on the United Nations Security Council, has not said anything ...

Earlier this week, news outlets reported that, after months of ripping up the Iran Deal and imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration is threatening a military strike against Iran. In response, the Canadian government has only stayed silent. Canada’s allies, including EU partners, Japan, and Switzerland  have all tried to help de-escalate the tensions in the region, but Canada, a leading member of NATO with a military presence in the region, a member of the G7, and a country that has plans to run for a sit on the United Nations Security Council, has not said anything in order to prevent another catastrophic war in the Middle East. In fact, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even stated the other day that he is “concerned with the escalation by Iran”!

Furthermore, at a time when our focus should be on preventing war, some MPs, including Liberal MPs, have sided with Trump supporters and called for additional sanctions on Iran! 

Obviously, this is concerning to many Canadians, and especially Iranian-Canadians. Canada should stand up for peace and diplomacy – not fall in line with Trump and his warmongering policy. 

That is why we're asking you to use this tool to call your MPs and tell them that you oppose war with Iran. Many of you have participated in our email campaigns before. This time we need to make sure Canadian parliamentarians hear our voice. That is why we are asking you to call their offices. 

Canada must not only condemn the Trump administration's push for war and try to de-escalate tensions in the region through diplomacy – we must also work with our European allies to support the Iran deal and ensure that Iranian civilians are protected from Trump's crippling sanctions. 

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Tell Your MP: Say No To War!

Call your MP using the tool below and tell them you want them to oppose war! Just enter your postal code and follow the instructions and script! 

Start with your name and riding: 

 

"My name is ____, I am a resident of RIDING and I am calling to talk to MP _____"

 

It will likely be an assistant that picks up the phone. You may tell them why you are calling:

 

"I am calling to tell MP____ that I oppose war with Iran and I expect them and their party to oppose war and support the Iran nuclear deal against Donald Trump's push for war. Are ...

Start with your name and riding: 

 

"My name is ____, I am a resident of RIDING and I am calling to talk to MP _____"

 

It will likely be an assistant that picks up the phone. You may tell them why you are calling:

 

"I am calling to tell MP____ that I oppose war with Iran and I expect them and their party to oppose war and support the Iran nuclear deal against Donald Trump's push for war. Are they available to talk?"

 

If no, you may say:

 

"When can the MP call me back?"

 

If the MP answers or calls you back, or if the assistant allows you to talk to them, you may use the following talking points:

  • "Iran has abided by the nuclear deal and Canada must join our European allies in supporting the deal by joining [the anti-sanctions tool] INSTEX and any other efforts to save the deal"
  • "No major Canadian party has condemned the Trump administration's push for war, and the only statement by the Canadian government has blamed Iran, even though it is Trump who has instigated war"
  • "A war would only hurt Iranian civilians. That is why the Iranian-Canadian community of 300,000 strongly opposes war"

Remember to thank them for their time!

 

 

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