Have the congress pass a legally binding resolution that restricts the President’s ability to use funds for military force against Iran.
Make sure that AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee) that lobbies both republicans and the democratic candidates does not BLOCK congressional resolutions that prohibit an attack on Iran.
- Directly contact your members of Congress –in both the House and Senate - and ask them to support binding legislation that prohibits a US attack on Iran.
- If you are donors to the 2008 presidential and Congressional campaigns, leverage your contributions by supporting candidates incrementally and making them contingent on a constructive policy of diplomacy and an unequivocal opposition to military options with regard to Iran.
- H.J. 14: introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) on January 12, 2007, explicitly requires Congressional authorization for any use of military force against Iran absent a national emergency or attack by Iran, and prohibits the use of any act prior to this act as authorization of use of force against Iran.
- H.R. 770: introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on January 31, 2007 prohibits the use of funds for to carry out any covert action for the purpose of causing regime change in Iran or to carry out any military action against Iran in the absence of an imminent threat, in accordance with international law and constitutional and statutory requirements for Congressional authorization. It also calls for constructive engagement with Iran.
- H.Con.Res 33: introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) on January 16, 2007 expresses the “Sense of the House” that military action requires Congressional authorization.
- H.Con.Res. 45: introduced by Frank Wolf (R-VA) on January 24, 2007 calls for the implementation of the International Study Group (Baker-Hamilton) Recommendations, including the launching of “a new diplomatic initiative to unite the region and build international consensus for stability and reconstruction in Iraq.”
- S.Res. 39: introduced on January 24, 2007 by Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) expresses the sense of the Senate on the need for approval by the Congress before any offensive military action by the United States is taken on any country.
- S. Con. Res. 13: introduced on February 15, 2007 by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran without first obtaining authorization from Congress.