22
Mar

Iranian American Coalition Sends Letter Requesting Investigation into Improper Reassignment of Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

Washington, DC –Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), along with a coalition of Iranian American organizations, sent a letter to the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, and Acting Secretary of State, John Sullivan, requesting an independent investigation into the ousting of civil servant Sahar Nowrouzzadeh from her position on the Policy...
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20
Mar

President Trump’s Nowruz Message Criticizes Iranian Government but Reaffirms US Support for the Free Flow of Information to the Citizens of Iran

Washington, DC – President Donald Trump used the yearly presidential statement marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, to criticize the Iranian Government but also reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s commitment to ensure the availability of Information and Communication Technologies for the Iranian people under general sanctions exemptions. “The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a...
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20
Mar

PAAIA Celebrates Nowruz on Capitol Hill with Members of Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 19th, 2018, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) hosted its annual Nowruz reception on Capitol Hill.  Eight members of Congress attended the reception as well as more than 150 Congressional staff and special guests including Iranian American Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for...
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15
Mar

Coalition of 10 Iranian American Organizations Hosts Nowruz Celebration in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 15th, 2018, PAAIA joined nine other Iranian American organizations to host the 4th Annual Community Nowruz celebration at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Along with delicious Persian cuisine, a gorgeous Haftseen, and celebratory Persian music, the event featured addresses by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Jamie Raskin, and founder...
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06
Mar

PAAIA Leads Effort to Uncover Stats that Show Waiver Provisions Not Implemented Under Travel Ban 3.0

For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: morad@paaia.org Phone: (202) 828-8370 Washington, DC –  A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and the Pars Equality Center, released the following joint statement regarding the State Department’s clarification letter of the “waiver provisions” outlined in the Presidential Proclamation 9645 (the Proclamation)...
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06
Mar

PAAIA Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Persian Artifacts Case

Washington, DC – Recently, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling rejecting the seizure of ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against the government Iran. In the lawsuit, American plaintiffs injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem sought to obtain custody...
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06
Mar

PAAIA Congratulates Saba Sheibani on Her Appointment to a Judgeship in San Diego County

Washington, D.C.  – Recently, Leila Golestaneh Austin, Executive Director of PAAIA, released the following statement congratulating Saba Sheibani on her appointment to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court: “PAAIA congratulates Saba Sheibani on her appointment to a judgeship in San Diego County. Sheibani has served as a deputy public defender since 2004 and...
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06
Mar

Board of Directors of IAPAC Appointed for 2018 Election Cycle

March 6, 2018, Washington, D.C. – The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), the connected Political Action Committee (PAC) of PAAIA, today announced its 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors. The new board members were chosen by a joint nominating committee appointed by the outgoing boards of directors of IAPAC and PAAIA. IAPAC helps protect and...
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21
Feb

Pouria Abbassi on Civic Engagement, Political Participation, and His New Role as CEO of ASUCLA

Washington, D.C., February 21, 2018 – The Associated Students of UCLA (ASUCLA) recently announced the appointment of Mr. Pouria Abbassi, a member of PAAIA’s Board of Directors, as the organization’s new Executive Director and CEO. Abbassi brings years of executive experience as the CEO and General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the President...
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