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Call Congress: Tell Them to Stop Trump’s Path to War with Iran

This is an emergency. We’ve never been this close to military action against Iran. Now is the time that we must reach out to our members of Congress to make sure they put a check on the warmongering administration. Given the seriousness of the situation, we need to act now, and calling is our most effective option.

Calling your member of Congress is easy, just follow these steps:

1) Call 1-844-ACT-NIAC to reach the Congressional Hotline and ask to be connected to your Representative.

You can find out who your Representative is by clicking here.

2) Follow this script:

“My name is XX and I’m a constituent from YYtown. I’m concerned that we are closer than ever before to a war with Iran, which would be a disaster for the United States, Middle East and people of Iran. What are you doing to make sure that Trump doesn’t launch an unauthorized war?

Don’t have time to make a call? Fill out the action alert below to send an email to your representatives:

Take Action: Tell Brad Sherman to Cut Ties with the MEK

Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30) represents the second largest Iranian-American population in the country. Yet, he continues to take money from the MEK, a fringe group that John Bolton has hailed as a “political alternative” for the Iranian people, but that has no support among the Iranian people. Sherman’s link to the MEK has cemented his position as an Iran war hawk fighting for the very thing his Iranian-American constituents are fighting against: war and conflict. If we’re going to stop Brad Sherman from continuing to support the MEK, we have to speak up. This is why we’re calling on the Congressman to hold a town hall on U.S.-Iran relations.

If Brad Sherman is your congressman, sign the petition below to support our effort to hold Congressman Brad Sherman accountable to his Iranian-American community and our pro-peace allies.

 

Call Your Members of Congress to Support the Khanna-Gaetz Amendment!

This is an emergency. We’ve never been this close to military action against Iran. Now is the time that we must reach out to our members of Congress to make sure they put a check on the warmongering administration. Given the seriousness of the situation, we need to act now, and calling is our most effective option.

This week, the House will vote on an amendment that would block an unauthorized war with Iran. With your help, we can put a concrete legislative roadblock between Trump and war with Iran.

Calling your House Representative is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Call 1-844-ACT-NIAC to reach the Congressional Hotline and ask to be connected to your Representative.
    You can find out who your House Representative is by clicking here.
  2. Follow this script:
    “My name is XX and I’m a constituent from YYtown. I’m concerned that we are closer than ever before to a war with Iran, which would be a disaster for the United States, Middle East and people of Iran. I strongly urge the representative to cosponsor and vote for the Khanna-Gaetz amendment to the NDAA to block an Iran war. Will the representative cosponsor and vote for the Khanna-Gaetz amendment?“

 

Don’t have time to make a call? Fill out the action alert below to send an email to your representatives:

 

Call Your Senator: Stop Trump from Starting War with Iran

This is an emergency. We’ve never been this close to military action against Iran. Now is the time that we must reach out to our members of Congress to make sure they put a check on the warmongering administration. Given the seriousness of the situation, we need to act now, and calling is our most effective option.

On Friday, June 27, the Senate will vote on an amendment that would block an unauthorized war with Iran. With your help, we can put a concrete legislative roadblock between Trump and war with Iran.

Calling your Senator is easy, just follow these steps:

1) Call 1-844-ACT-NIAC to reach the Congressional Hotline and ask to be connected to your Senators.

You can find out who your Senators are by clicking here.

2) Follow this script:

“My name is XX and I’m a constituent from YYtown. I’m concerned that we are closer than ever before to a war with Iran, which would be a disaster for the United States, Middle East and people of Iran. I strongly urge the Senator to support the Kaine-Udall-Paul amendment to block an Iran war, and to oppose a vote on the defense authorization if there is no vote. Does the Senator support the Kaine-Udall-Paul amendment?“

 

Don’t have time to make a call? Fill out the action alert below to send an email to your representatives:
 

Call Congress: Stop Trump from Starting War with Iran

This is an emergency. We’ve never been this close to military action against Iran. Now is the time that we must reach out to our members of Congress to make sure they put a check on the warmongering administration. Given the seriousness of the situation, we need to act now, and calling is our most effective option.

Calling your member of Congress is easy, just follow these steps:

1) Call 1-844-ACT-NIAC to reach the Congressional Hotline and ask to be connected to your Representative.

You can find out who your Representative is by clicking here.

2) Follow this script:

“My name is XX and I’m a constituent from YYtown. I’m concerned that we are closer than ever before to a war with Iran, which would be a disaster for the United States, Middle East and people of Iran. What are you doing to make sure that Trump doesn’t launch an unauthorized war?

 

Don’t have time to make a call? Fill out the action alert below to send an email to your representatives:
 

Take Action to Help Bring Bijan’s Killers to Justice

We demand justice for Bijan Ghaisar, who was killed by two U.S. Park Police Officers in November 2017.

The officers are Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard. Bijan was unarmed and sitting in his car, when Amaya and Vinyard shot him nine times through the driver’s seat window, including four shots to the head. Bijan died ten days later from those horrendous head wounds. Both men are still on the payroll of the U.S. Park Police.

You can find a good update and overview of the case from the Washington Post here.

Will you help us by filing a complaint against Officers Amaya and Vinyard? We are determined to have these officers removed from the U.S. Park Police.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Go to the Park Police web page for filing a complaint.
  2. Scroll down to this line: “By emailing your complaint. Click here to email your complaint.
  3. Click on the link. Fill in the contact information on the form.
  4. For Subject of your email: Remove Officers Who Killed Bijan Ghaisar.
  5. In the Your Message box of the form, cut and paste the below message (see below).
  6. Please email info@avalaninstitute.com and let them know you submitted a complaint so they can document the campaign.

This complaint is filed against U.S. Park Police (USPP) Officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the unjust killing of an unarmed young man, Bijan Ghaisar, in November 2017.

I am requesting that these two officers be removed from the force immediately. Officers Amaya and Vinyard’s continued employment with a federal law enforcement agency is a significant and direct threat to the public’s safety, and I would fear for my life if they approached me anywhere in or around Washington, D.C, Virginia or Maryland.

On November 17, 2017, USPP Officers Alejandro Amaya (badge #40) and Lucas Vinyard (badge #642) aggressively pursued 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar until they cornered him at the intersection of Fort Hood Road and Alexandria Avenue in Fairfax County and shot at him nine times — execution style — as he sat unarmed in his Jeep.

These out-of-control officers pursued Bijan after he was reported to be the victim of a minor traffic accident. A minor traffic accident. Bijan was hit by another driver from behind. No one was injured. Why was he pursued so aggressively? Why did they shoot at an unarmed man nine times?

The shooting was captured on dashboard video camera by the Fairfax County Police Department. The video shows that when he was shot, Bijan was sitting in his car after a chase by Officers Amaya and Vinyard — who approach his vehicle with guns drawn and begin shooting through the closed window.

What Officers Amaya and Vinyard did violated USPP use of force policy which states that force may only be used “when the officer has a reasonable belief . . . that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm to the officer or to another person.”

These actions also violate federal law set forth in the Supreme Court decision Tennessee v. Garner (1985), which states that deadly force can only be used when “the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.”

As the video footage shows, Bijan did not threaten anybody.

Officers Amaya and Vinyard shot at Bijan a total of nine times — hitting him four times in the head, and once in the wrist as he was trying to shield himself. He died 10 days later.

U.S. Park Police have since refused to provide any information to the public, Bijan’s family, or Congress as to why Bijan was killed.

The actions of officers Amaya and Vinyard, the killing of Bijan Ghaisar, and the silence of the Park Police make a mockery of the agency’s stated principles of “integrity, honor, and service.” I am writing to demand that you fire officers Amaya and Vinyard from the force immediately.

Build Iranian-American Power With Us

From Sunday, March 24th through Tuesday, March 26th, the notoriously hawkish AIPAC will be hosting at their annual conference a cohort of officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shamelessly promote the most destructive Iran policies seen to date.

At the conference, AIPAC is expected to announce the launch of a new PAC aimed at steering political donations toward candidates that will support AIPAC’s regressive priorities: escalating the demise of the Iran deal, upholding sanctions that suffocate the same Iranian civil society they claim to support, and driving the U.S. closer to war.

But we can combat them, with your help.

NIAC is aiming to raise $10,000 to establish a PAC that will support progressive candidates who will prioritize diplomacy, equitable immigration policies, and civil rights.

We’re excited to announce that one generous individual has offered to match dollar-for-dollar the amount raised, up to $10,000. But we need your help to reach our goal. Please consider making a donation, as this match ends tomorrow night.

 

Fight for Fair Immigration

 

Take Action to End the Muslim Ban

Tell your legislator to repeal the Muslim Ban!

Saving Zainab

Zainab Mughal, a 2-year-old girl in Florida who needs rare blood and bone marrow to survive her fight against cancer, needs our community’s help. 

We’re partnering with Vitalant and Project Marrow to find the rare blood that could save Zainab’s life. We’re looking for members of the Iranian-American community to donate blood. Vitalant will draw and test your blood. If you are a donor match, they will send your blood to help Zainab. Regardless of whether or not you are a match, your blood will help someone in need. 

Find a Blood Donation Center by Clicking Here!

 

Because Zainab is missing the “Indian B” antigen in her blood cells, so donor blood must also be missing this antigen for her body to not reject it. This is extremely rare and, according to OneBlood, is most likely found from people with Iranian, Pakistani, or Indian descent. The family needs to find more donors for little Zainab to survive.

Before donating, make sure to:
  • Bring your photo ID
  • Eat a healthy meal and hydrate
  • Tell the staff that you’re there for Zainab
    Note that the staff will ask you a few questions and give you a health screening before you donate.

The more people that go to give blood, the better chance we have at saving Zainab’s life

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