The 2020 Election may be the most critical vote in our lifetime. It is more important than ever that Iranian Americans and our allies have a powerful voice at the ballot box.
That’s why we are excited to announce NIAC Action’s first 2020 endorsements – our largest ever single wave of endorsements!
We have an opportunity to elect more Iranian Americans into office than ever before.
And we have our best chance ever to send the first Iranian American to the U.S. Congress!
We have identified twelve champions of our community – incumbent members of Congress who have worked to prevent war and end Trump’s ban on our families, and Iranian Americans who are ready to make an impact in all levels of government. With your help, we can elect them to office and bring real change in 2020.
By making a donation to NIAC Action PAC, you can help elect these champions of our community and send a powerful, united message that Iranian Americans will not be ignored on the political stage.
Meet our endorsed candidates:
Katie Porter – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, CA-47)
Congresswoman Porter represents the second largest population of Iranian Americans in any Congressional district in the country. Katie defeated an anti-diplomacy, pro-Muslim Ban incumbent who held this seat in 2018 and strongly supports our legislative priorities. NIAC Action was proud to endorse Katie in 2018 and we must protect this swing seat in 2020!
Pramila Jayapal – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, WA-7)
Congresswoman Jayapal is a leading progressive voice in Congress who supports legislative efforts to prevent war with Iran and advocates for equitable immigration policies for all communities.
Seth Moulton – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, MA-6)
Congressman Moulton is a Marine veteran and a respected voice in Congress on national security issues. He has called for the U.S. to return to its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal and supports diplomatic rather than military efforts with Iran.
Ilhan Omar – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, MN-5)
Congresswoman Omar has championed many of NIAC Action’s priorities, including working to end inhumane sanctions and leading efforts to end the Muslim Ban. She is a member of the No War with Iran Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Tom Malinowski – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, NJ-7)
Congressman Malinowski was elected to this swing seat in 2018 a highly competitive race and is being targeted by pro-Trump groups in 2020. He is a former State Department official who now sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he has advocated against the Muslim Ban and in favor of diplomatic efforts to resolve challenges with Iran.
Rashida Tlaib – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, MI-13)
Congresswoman Tlaib is a leading advocate of efforts to end the Muslim Ban and has committed to blocking Trump from going to war with Iran. She has used her national platform to promote issues and values in line with NIAC Action’s mission.
Ro Khanna – Incumbent, U.S. Congress (D, CA-17)
Congressman Khanna is a leading advocate for an anti-war U.S. foreign policy in line with NIAC Action’s priorities. He is the champion of efforts to end wars in the Middle East and end unconditional U.S. support for inhumane policies and actors in the region. He is the leader of legislative efforts to prevent war with Iran.
Anna Eskamani – Incumbent, Florida House of Delegates (D, HD-47 – Orlando)
Representative Eskamani is one of the first Iranian-American women to be elected to office and a progressive champion in her state of Florida. NIAC Action was proud to join President Barack Obama and several other high-profile national organizations in endorsing her in 2018. Anna is the recipient of NIAC’s “Rising Star” Award and a consistent champion of the Iranian-American community.
Alan Khazei – Open Seat, U.S. Congress (D, MA-6)
Alan Khazei is a successful social entrepreneur who co-founded City Year as a student at Harvard three decades ago. As the son of an Iranian immigrant, he is passionate about eliminating the Muslim Ban and pursuing a diplomatic solution to the challenges between the U.S. and Iran. He has been endorsed by the likes of NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg, General Stanley McChrystal, and director JJ Abrams.
Zahra Karinshak – Open Seat, U.S. Congress (D, GA-7)
State Senator Zahra Karinshak is a former federal prosecutor and U.S. Marine veteran who is proud of her Iranian American heritage. NIAC Action was proud to endorse Zahra in her 2018 race to win her state senate seat and looks forward to her repeating her victory on the national stage.
Yassamin Ansari – Open Seat, Phoenix City Council, District 7
Yassamin Ansari is a climate activist and rising political star in the Iranian-American community. She has worked at the United Nations, serving as the youngest advisor to UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, and with the office of California Governor Jerry Brown on climate initiatives.