40 Pro-diplomacy Groups Urge American Lawmakers to Re-enter JCPOA

December 19, 2018

40 Pro-diplomacy Groups Urge American Lawmakers to Re-enter JCPOA

Washington, DC – Forty national organizations have come together during this pivotal time for American foreign policy to call on our elected officials to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). Under the leadership of the Trump White House, America violated an effective nuclear agreement with Iran in favor of reckless, politically-driven policies that risk leading our country down a path to another disastrous war in the region.

These organizations represent millions of Americans who demand that the United States reclaim its leadership role in the world. By ripping up yet another international agreement and unilaterally reinstating nuclear sanctions on Iran, we risk jump-starting another global nuclear crisis and further alienating America from the rest of the world. We call on current and future leaders to prioritize rejoining the Iran nuclear deal because America, and the world, are safer with it in place.

“Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed diplomatic relationship between Iran, the United States, and U.S. allies:

“Opposition to sanctions that:

About Face: Veterans Against the War

American Family Voices

Americans for Peace Now

Arms Control Association

Beyond the Bomb

Brave New Films

Center for International Policy

Common Defense

Council for a Livable World

CREDO Action

Daily Kos

Demand Progress

Federation of American Scientists

Foreign Policy for America

Franciscan Action Network

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Global Zero


J Street

Jewish Voice for Peace

Just Foreign Policy


National Iranian American Council

Open Society Policy Center

Pax Christi International

Peace Action

Peace Corps Iran Association

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Ploughshares Fund




Truman National Security Project

U.S. Labor Against the War

Union of Concerned Scientists

Veterans For Peace


Win Without War

Women’s Action for New Directions

World BEYOND War