Updates

  • Coalition Letter to U.S. Senate Opposing Green Card Bill that Exacerbates the Problem September 25, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Today, NIAC Action organized and sent a letter to U.S Senators concerning our opposition to  H.R. 1044/ S. 386. Signatories of the letter included the Arab American Institute, Council on American-Islamic Relations, SAALT, as well as 11 other organizations that represent immigrant communities that would be affected by the bill.  Why ...
  • NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban September 24, 2019
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    WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held the first ever Congressional hearing on the Trump Administration’s discriminatory Muslim Ban. The hearing, which included witness testimony from impacted individuals, enabled Congress and the public to glean insight into the implementation of the nearly three-year-old Muslim Ban.  In response ...
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Available to Discuss First Congressional Hearing on Muslim Ban September 23, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 23, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi, Communications Director – 202.386.6325 x103, mana@niacaction.org Jamal Abdi, President – 202.386.6408, jamal@niacaction.org  Ryan Costello, Policy Director – 202.386.6319, ryan@niacaction.org Shervin Ghaffari, Policy Associate – (202) 386-6325, shervin@niacaction.org WASHINGTON DC – Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will be available to the media to ...
  • 30 Organizations Call on Congress to Prohibit Unauthorized War with Iran September 17, 2019
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    September 17, 2019 The Honorable James Inhofe Chairman, Senate Committee on Armed Services Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Adam Smith Chairman, House Armed Service Committee Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jack Reed Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mac Thornberry Ranking Member, House Armed Service Committee Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Inhofe, Ranking ...
  • Memo: Congress Must Clarify No Authorization for Iran War, Urge Deescalation after Saudi Oil Attack September 16, 2019
    NIAC ActionNIAC Action
    President Trump is once again hinting that he will go to war with Iran via Twitter, this time over attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities for which the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed credit
  • Call Congress: Tell Them to Stop Trump’s Path to War with Iran September 16, 2019
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    header.at-title{display:none} .at .at-step.active>* {background:#f1f3f5} 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 ...
  • Tell Congress: Stop Trump’s Path to War September 16, 2019
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  • NIAC Action Joins 200+ NGOs to Tell Congress: Cut ICE And CBP Funding September 13, 2019
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    NIAC Action joined a group of more than 200 organizations calling on Congress to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) detention, enforcement, and border militarization programs as well as to ensure that appropriated funds are not abused by the administration. The letter comes as Congress prepares to ...
  • Celebrating #TeamZahra on Women’s Equality Day August 26, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day, a day to celebrate those brave women who fought for, and achieved, much deserved gains in equality since ratifying the 19th Constitutional Amendment. We have gotten as far as we have on gender equality because their courage paved the way for the generations that ...
  • Take Action: Tell Brad Sherman to Cut Ties with the MEK August 8, 2019
    NIAC ActionNIAC Action
    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 ...
  • NIAC Action Commends Lee-Schakowsky-Price Resolution on JCPOA Return July 16, 2019
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    Moments ago, Reps. Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, and David Price introduced a resolution calling for the United States to return to compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran deal, from which Donald Trump withdrew in May 2018.
  • Pro-Diplomacy Organizations: NDAA Conferees Must Honor Bipartisan Majority’s Opposition to Unauthorized War with Iran July 16, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    As pro-diplomacy organizations that oppose unauthorized war with Iran, we call on the National Defense Authorization Act conferees to retain language supported by a bipartisan majority in both chambers that would prohibit funds for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress. The Trump Administration has repeatedly signaled its intent ...
  • NIAC Applauds House for Pulling U.S. Back from the Brink of War with Iran via Khanna-Gaetz Amendment July 12, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday July 12, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mana@niacaction.org WASHINGTON DC – Moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan amendment from Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to bar funding for an unauthorized war with Iran. The amendment passed ...
  • Call Your Members of Congress to Support the Khanna-Gaetz Amendment! July 9, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    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, ...
  • NIAC Statement on Senate Vote on Udall-Kaine Amendment June 28, 2019
    NIAC ActionNIAC Action
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 28, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mana@niacaction.org WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Senate voted on a bipartisan amendment spearheaded by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would block President Donald Trump from using funds from the defense bill to launch ...