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By Jordan Sekulow1343671624000

There is a major development today in the fight to put pressure on Iran for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s release. Congressmen Joe Pitts (PA-16) and Heath Shuler (NC-11) are leading a bipartisan effort to save Pastor Youcef. They are sending a letter to Secretary of State Clinton calling on her to “use all the powers at your disposal” for “swift engagement with the international community to advocate for his release.”

This letter is still gaining signatures from Members of Congress. Currently, eighty-nine Members of Congress, including twenty-one Democrats, have signed on to this letter, and that number continues to grow by the hour. Of critical importance, one of the early signatories for this letter is Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5) – the first Muslim elected to Congress.

An early draft of the letter provided to the ACLJ states:

We implore you to raise your voice at this critical juncture on behalf of Pastor Nadarkhani. We must not stand by while the Iranian Regime executes a man who has committed no crime.

We will continue to update you as Congressional support for this important letter grows. The following is the most current list of Members of Congress who have signed on to this letter.  Representatives:

  • Joe Pitts (PA-16)
  • Heath Shuler (NC-11)
  • Alcee Hastings (FL-23)
  • Sue Myrick (NC-9)
  • Chris Smith (NJ-4)
  • Frank Wolf (VA-10)
  • Jim McGovern (MA-3)
  • Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)
  • Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
  • Joe Crowley (NY-7)
  • Robert Aderholt (AL-4)
  • Jim Moran (VA-8)
  • Keith Ellison (MN-5)
  • John Duncan (TN-2)
  • Rob Bishop (UT-1)
  • Eni Faleomavaega (American Samoa)
  • Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)
  • Jeff Duncan (SC-3)
  • Dennis Ross (FL-12)
  • Steve King (IA-5)
  • Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
  • Randy Hultgren (IL-14)
  • Renee Ellmers (SC-2)
  • Mike Kelly (PA-3)
  • John Culberson (TX-7)
  • Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
  • John R. Carter (TX-31)
  • James Lankford (OK-5)
  • John Conyers (MI-14)
  • Steve Pearce (NM-2)
  • Bill Posey (FL-15)
  • Tim Walberg (MI-7)
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
  • Andre Carson (IN-7)
  • John Olver (MA-1)
  • Donald Manzullo (IL-16)
  • Jean Schmidt (OH-2)
  • Steve Cohen (TN-9)
  • Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11)
  • Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)
  • Bill Pascrell (NJ-8)
  • Kathy Hochul (NY-26)
  • Bob Turner (NY-9)
  • Gary Peters (MI-9)
  • Lynn Jenkins (KS-2)
  • John Campbell (CA-48)
  • Tim Scott (SC-1)
  • Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)
  • Phil Roe (TN-1)
  • Dan Burton (IN-5)
  • Trent Franks (AZ-2)
  • Dan Lungren (CA-3)
  • Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)
  • Francisco "Quico" Canseco (TX-23)
  • Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)
  • Ed Whitfield (KY-1)
  • Todd Akin (MO-2)
  • John Lewis (GA-5)
  • Rodney Alexander (LA-5)
  • Peter Roskam (IL-6)
  • David McKinley (WV-1)
  • Pete Olson (TX-22)
  • John Fleming (LA-4)
  • Kevin Brady (TX-8)
  • Mike Pompeo (KS-4)
  • Paul Broun (GA-10)
  • Mike Conaway (TX-11)
  • Cynthia Lummis (WY)
  • Mick Mulvaney (SC-5)
  • Steve Chabot (OH-1)
  • Darrell Issa (CA-49)
  • Erik Paulsen (MN-3)
  • Scott Garrett (NJ-5)
  • Bill Huizenga (MI-2)
  • Sandy Adams (FL-24)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA-11)
  • Andy Harris (MD-1)
  • Joe Barton (TX-6)
  • Mike McIntyre (NC-7)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46)
  • Dan Lipinski (IL-3)
  • Ted Poe (TX-2)
  • Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9)
  • Randy Forbes (VA-4)
  • Tim Griffin (AR-2)
  • Joe Walsh (IL-8)
  • Wally Herger (CA-2)
  • Steve Southerland (FL-2)

The final, signed version of the letter sent to Secretary of State Clinton is posted here.

Please join these Members of Congress in calling for Secretary of State Clinton to put pressure on Iran to release Pastor Youcef by signing our critical petition.

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