Support the Iranian People

On Dec. 28, 2017, Iran’s citizens launched a wave of protests demanding political and economic reforms from their government. The United States must stand with the people of Iran as they oppose the regime’s entrenched corruption, disregard of human rights and support for regional terrorism. Authored by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), bipartisan resolutions H.Res. 676 and S. Res. 368 express support for Iran’s citizens and condemn the Iranian government’s persistent violations of human rights. On Jan. 9, the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 676 with a vote of 415-2. Thank your representative for supporting and urge your senators to support these bipartisan resolutions.

Key Points

Iran Engages in Systematic Human Rights Abuses.

Iran’s brutal theocratic government engages in systematic human rights abuses against its own people in an effort to preserve its revolutionary ethos. Freedoms of speech, religion, press, association and assembly are non-existent in Iran. Arbitrary and unlawfully detention, torture, lack of due process, and unwarranted capital punishment are common.

Iran is Brutally Suppressing Current Protests.

Iranian citizens have taken to the streets to protest rising economic distress, government corruption and foreign interventions in places like Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. Reports indicate dozens of protestors have been killed and more than a thousand arrested. The regime has severed internet connections and blocked some social media.

The United States Has Long Stood with the People of Iran.

In the wake of the brutal crackdown against peaceful protests following the fraudulent 2009 Iranian elections, Congress adopted sanctions targeting Iranian officials responsible for, or complicit in, the commission of serious human rights abuses. In 2017, Congress adopted sanctions targeting those in Iran involved in extrajudicial killings. The people of Iran deserve our support as they struggle under this oppressive,

How Can I Get Involved?

Thank your representative for supporting H.Res. 676 and urge your senators to support S. Res. 368. These bipartisan resolutions express support for Iran’s citizens and condemn the Iranian government’s persistent violations of human rights.

Contact Your Members of Congress

Thank your representative for supporting H.Res. 676 and urge your senators to support S. Res. 368. These bipartisan resolutions express support for Iran’s citizens and condemn the Iranian government’s persistent violations of human rights.

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