LETTER: Watertown Group Holding Vigil Against Starting War with Iran


The following information was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment:

Donald Trump is threatening war on Iran. On Sunday, May 19, he tweeted that a fight between our two countries would mark, “the official end of Iran.” These genocidal threats cannot go unchecked. Military experts are warning that a war with Iran would be horrific.

Our friend Colonel Larry Wilkerson recently stated that the conflict would be, “a disaster that will make the 10 years in Iraq look like child’s play by comparison.” 

Watertown Citizens will rally with Massachusetts Peace Action in Watertown Square on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will raise awareness of this crisis and protest the Trump Administration’s reckless rhetoric and attempts to destabilize yet another Middle Eastern country.

We will urge our representatives to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act (H.R. 2354). Senators Warren and Markey have cosponsored the Senate version (S.1039) but, with the exception of Congressman Jim McGovern from Worcester, none of our Congresspeople have signed on to this crucial piece of legislation.

Those who claim to resist President Trump must resist his march to an unconstitutional war. With National Security Adviser John Bolton leading the way, the Trump Administration is exacerbating tensions by sending a Carrier Strike Group and a squadron of B-52 bombers to the region as a show of force.

A war between the United States and Iran would be devastating to the people of both countries. It cannot be allowed to happen. Join us in Watertown Square on June 1st. Together we will make our voices heard and take a stand for diplomacy and peace.

Please bring signs and banners that reinforce our message of NO WAR WITH IRAN!

Contact watertowncitizens@gmail.com with questions.

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