Updates

  • NIAC Hiring Southern California Field Organizer April 14, 2017
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    NIAC hiringNIAC seeks a Southern California Field Organizer with organizing experience who is passionate about mobilizing the Iranian American community around issues including protecting civil rights and preventing war.
  • Memo: The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698) April 4, 2017
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    hr-1698-2On March 23, 2017, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698) was introduced by Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA-39), Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), and Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5). The bill amends the Iran Sanctions Act to mandate the President to impose sanctions on parties providing support ...
  • Former Official Highlights Risks of Iran Sanctions Bill S. 722 March 31, 2017
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    Colin Kahl, former Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President under the Obama administration, highlighted his concerns with Iran sanctions bill S. 722 (the ‘Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017’) in a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies this ...
  • Background on the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S. 722) March 30, 2017
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    NIACActionS. 722 would limit the President’s ability to adhere to U.S. commitments under the JCPOA. Specifically, § 8 of the bill would require the President to provide certification that a person designated pursuant to EO 13382 and 13224 has not engaged in activities for which they were designated for ...
  • Memo: S. 722 Would Designate IRGC a Terror Group March 28, 2017
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    The ‘‘Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017’’ (S. 722) would mandate that the President designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization.     According to Section 5 of the bill, “Imposition of Terrorism-Related Sanctions with Respect to the IRGC,” the IRGC would be sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13224 ...
  • Tell Your Senators: Don’t Give Trump The Green Light For War March 27, 2017
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    NIACAction Are Trump and Congress driving us to war? Donald Trump’s administration is laying the groundwork for a radical break in U.S. policy toward Iran. Following a speech before a Saudi business summit, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the Iran nuclear deal is a “failed approach” and warned ominously that ...
  • New Senate Sanctions Risks Killing JCPOA, Putting US on War Path March 23, 2017
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    NIACActionWashington, DC – NIAC Action issued the following statement regarding the introduction of new Iran sanctions legislation in the Senate: The ‘Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017’ would risk killing the JCPOA and undoing the restrictions in place on Iran’s nuclear program and could very well provoke a military confrontation ...
  • No Ban Norooz: Delivering Sweets to End Hate. #MuslimBan March 16, 2017
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      “No-rooz” means “New day,” and is Iran’s secular New Year holiday, dating back over four thousand years to Zoroastrian traditions. We offer traditional Iranian cookies to family and friends to bring sweetness to their lives in the new year… unfortunately, Iranians have tasted bitterness instead this year, thanks to the ...
  • Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0! March 14, 2017
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    Trump-Virtual-RallyDonald Trump has signed an Executive Order barring Iranians and other nationalities that is as dire and draconian as any of us could have anticipated.
  • Muslim Ban 2.0 Undermines American Interests March 8, 2017
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    new-EO-memoOn March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” barring entry into the U.S. for foreign nationals from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Still a Muslim Ban, Still Permanent The Trump Administration is fulfilling its ...
  • Sessions May Have Committed Perjury on Muslim Ban As Well March 2, 2017
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement: “NIAC Action is concerned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in his confirmation hearing with regard to his role in planning and drafting President Trump’s executive order banning individuals from seven ...
  • NIAC Action Hiring Immigration and Civil Rights Legal Fellow February 24, 2017
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    NIAC hiringThe Legal Fellow will forge relationships and provide expertise on immigration and civil rights issues to advance NIAC’s policy goals.
  • NIAC Action Hiring Northern California Field Manager February 24, 2017
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    NIAC hiringNIAC Action seeks a Northern California Field Manager with organizing experience who is passionate about mobilizing the Iranian American community.
  • Join TWW and NIAC at your local town hall this week February 20, 2017
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    Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 4.23.13 PMTogether We Will USA (TWWUSA) and the National Iranian American Council for Action (NIAC Action) have launched a nationwide grassroots effort to push back against Donald Trump’s executive order (EO) banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. During the week of ...
  • Resist: How we defeat Trump’s Ban February 17, 2017
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    We are voicing our concerns over the unconscionable and discriminatory “Muslim Ban.” Trump’s executive order shamefully targets Iranians, demonizes Muslims, creates divisions among Americans and increases tensions between the U.S. and the rest of the world. It’s up to all of us to show up and voice our opposition to this ban! We’ve already ...