Updates

  • Candidate Profile: Shireen Ghorbani, UT-02 August 16, 2018
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    A proud first-generation Iranian American, University of Utah employee, and full-time mom, Ghorbani is running for U.S. Congress to represent Utah’s 2nd District.
  • Help Us Stop the Latest Threat to Iranian Immigration August 8, 2018
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    Iranians are no stranger to immigration hardship. Now, Congress is considering legislation that would dramatically complicate one of the few remaining paths to permanent residency left for Iranians.
  • NIAC Action Endorses Champion of Immigrant Rights, Shabnam Lotfi July 26, 2018
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    NIAC Action is excited to announce our endorsement of Shabnam Lotfi, who is running for the Wisconsin State Assembly in District 77 and would become the first Iranian-American ever elected to the Wisconsin legislature.
  • Candidate Profile: Melody Shekari, TN-28 July 13, 2018
    Armin Fakhrai
    As a proud first-generation Iranian American, and an accomplished attorney and community advocate, Shekari is running to represent the 28th District in Tennessee’s State House of Representatives.
  • SCOTUS Just Approved Bigotry. Now What? June 28, 2018
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    While we had hoped that justice and equality would triumph over hate and discrimination, we also suspected the Supreme Court, given its current makeup, would side with Trump. So we planned ahead. Read our strategy and get involved:
  • NIAC Action Applauds Senate Effort on Muslim Ban June 21, 2018
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jamal Abdi Phone: 202-386-6408 Email: jamal@niacaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – NIAC Action released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment from Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Patrick Leahy D-VT mandating Congressional oversight of the implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645, commonly referred to as Muslim Ban 3.0: “The ...
  • Candidate Profile: Yahya Yuksel, AZ-2 June 20, 2018
    Omeed Askary
    When asked why he is the right candidate for the job, Yuksel emphasizes his youth- he would become the youngest Member of Congress if elected – as an advantage. “To succeed, we need new ideas – not yesterday’s answers,” Yuksel told us.
  • 52 Organizations Demand Congressional Oversight of Trump’s Muslim Ban and Extreme Vetting June 13, 2018
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    The letter calls on Congress to mandate that the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services report regularly on how many people have been impacted by the Muslim Ban and extreme vetting procedures.
  • NIAC Action’s Voting Guide for the VA-10 Primary Elections June 8, 2018
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    NIAC Action questioned the leading candidates in VA-10 about their positions on issues important to our members. Their responses, and the incumbent’s positions on these issues, are summarized here.
  • Attention: Virginia Voters June 8, 2018
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    To have your voice heard in the Virginia primaries on Tuesday, June 12th, here is what you need to know to vote:
  • NIAC Action Joins Civil Rights Groups in Opposing Expansion to ‘Extreme Vetting’ May 31, 2018
    Shayan Modarres
    NIAC Action has joined a coalition of civil rights organizations today warning against the Trump Administration’s proposed expansion of its ‘extreme vetting’ policies.
  • Attention: California Voters May 29, 2018
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    To have your voice heard in the primaries next Tuesday, June 5th, here is what you need to know. This includes when, where, and how you can vote
  • House NDAA Clarifies Trump Has No War Authorization for Iran May 24, 2018
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    The House of Representatives just made clear that the President does not have authorization from Congress to launch a war against Iran.
  • Stop Pompeo’s War With Iran May 22, 2018
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    We have an opportunity to send a message loud and clear to Trump and his war cabinet: you do not have the authority to start a war with Iran.
  • What Does it Mean to Organize the Grassroots? May 5, 2018
    Dona Farvard
    I have this vision that one day our community will be so organized that everyone running for office comes to us asking what they can do to be a good ally for our community and secure our vote. But we can only do that if everyone does their part.