Updates

  • Deal-Killing Iran Bill Stalled in Senate November 15, 2017
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    A critical bill from Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AS) and Bob Corker (R-TN) that would violate the Iran nuclear deal appears to have stalled due to lack of support. Contacts on Capitol Hill have indicated to NIAC Action staff that negotiations on the bill have led nowhere and that few Senate ...
  • America Needs a Diplomacy-Centric Approach to Iran November 3, 2017
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    View PDF Trump’s decertification: The Trump administration decertified the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last month despite Iran’s continued verified compliance and the broad consensus that the accord remains in the U.S. national interest. The decision to decertify gives Congress 60 days – until December 12th – to introduce legislation ...
  • NIAC Action Statement on House Passage of Iran Sanctions Bill October 25, 2017
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jamal Abdi Phone: 206.369.2069 Email: Jamal@niacaction.org Washington, D.C. – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement ahead of the expected passage of new Iran sanctions legislation in the House of Representatives: “As Donald Trump is recklessly working to kill the Iran deal, Congress is whistling past the graveyard. The sanctions being ...
  • Memo: The Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698) October 24, 2017
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    On October 25, 2017, the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698). The bill amends the Iran Sanctions Act to mandate the President to impose sanctions on parties providing support to Iran’s ballistic missile and conventional weapons programs. ...
  • Memo: H.R. 3329, the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 October 24, 2017
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    The bill, as drafted, imposes new sanctions that appear to be targeted at Iran’s support for Hizballah, including any Iranian financial institutions and government agencies or instrumentalities that provide material support to Hizballah. As such, the bill could pose potential issues for future U.S. compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...
  • NIAC Seeking Fundraising Professional October 19, 2017
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    NIAC Action is seeking a fundraising professional for immediate hire.
  • Tell Congress to Stop Trump’s Muslim Bans October 18, 2017
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    Senators have introduced legislation to block Donald Trump’s Muslim bans once and for all.
  • Call Congress to Save the Iran Deal! October 13, 2017
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    This is not a drill. This is really happening. Trump’s friend Senator Tom Cotton is introducing legislation next week to turn his plan for war into action. We can stop this, but only if everyone is all in.
  • National Grassroots Organizations to Congress: Stop Trump From Killing Iran Deal October 9, 2017
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    September 13, 2017 Senators and Members of the House of Representatives: We are organizations that represent tens of millions of Americans writing to express our profound concern that recent moves by the White House risk putting the United States on the path to another costly and disastrous war of choice in the ...
  • America Needs a Diplomacy-Centric Approach to Iran October 6, 2017
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    View as PDF: The Trump administration is planning to de-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) despite Iran’s continued verified compliance and the broad consensus that the accord remains in the U.S. national interest. Worse, reports indicate the Administration will leverage decertification to significantly escalate pressure on Iran while failing ...
  • NIAC Action Applauds House Letter Warning Trump Not to Decertify JCPOA October 4, 2017
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    NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement after more than 180 Democrats in the House, the vast majority of the caucus, warned Trump not to withhold certification of the nuclear deal absent concrete evidence of a material breach:
  • NIAC Action, AAAJ, and CAIR Condemn Attempted “Backdoor Muslim Ban,” Mobilize Community to Oppose Proposal, Groups Facilitate Submission of Approximately 1,900 Comments October 2, 2017
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The public comment period for the proposal to make the Trump Administration’s Backdoor Muslim Ban permanent ends today. NIAC Action (sister organization to the National Iranian American Council), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) are announcing that their coordinated campaign against ...
  • Let’s Send an Iranian American to Congress September 28, 2017
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    NIAC Action is proud to endorse Kia Hamadanchy for U.S. Congress in CA-45!
  • Urgent: Help us fight Trump’s new Iranian ban September 24, 2017
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    Donald Trump just signed a new Muslim ban that will severely impact Iranians and their families in the U.S. We are analyzing the text of the order and will provide updates as they develop but it confirms what we have long warned: the Trump administration is making its Muslim ban ...
  • NIAC Action Signs Letter Demanding Judge Gorsuch’s Impartiality September 22, 2017
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    As the Supreme Court prepares to consider oral arguments next month on whether to allow Donald Trump’s Muslim ban to move forward, civil rights organizations are calling into question an upcoming Justice Neil Gorsuch’s keynote address at the Trump hotel in Washington before a group with Islamophobic ties.