20
Dec

Thank you for being part of the PAAIA community!

Dear Friends of PAAIA, Thank you for being a part of the PAAIA community! Because of your generosity, PAAIA is building on our mission to unite the Iranian American community, promote its image, support its advancement in public affairs, and present a powerful, unified national voice. Given the challenges our community currently faces – the Travel...
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12
Dec

PAAIA Emerging Leader, Yassamin Ansari, Discusses the Importance of Supporting Iranian American Candidates for Public Office

SAN FRANCISCO – Yassamin Ansari, a member of PAAIA’s Emerging Leaders program, an initiative designed to engage the next generation of Iranian Americans in policy and public service, recently spoke with PAAIA about the importance of supporting Iranian American candidates for public office. Ansari is hosting an upcoming fundraiser for Kia Hamadanchy, an Iranian American candidate running for...
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06
Dec

COMMUNITY RESOURCE: Iranian American Bar Association Provides Overview of the Current Situation with Travel Ban 3.0

COMMUNITY RESOURCE – The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), a Coalition Partner of PAAIA,  Provides Overview of the Current Situation with Travel Ban 3.0       The U.S. Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban 3.0 To Go Into Effect While Legal Challenges To The Ban Proceed Through The Lower Courts Dear Members and Friends, Unfortunately,...
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06
Dec

Congresswoman Chu Introduces Legislation Blocking President Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 – PAAIA Urges Members of Congress to Support H.R. 4271

Congresswoman Chu Introduces Legislation Blocking President Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 – PAAIA Urges Members of Congress to Support H.R. 4271         Washington, D.C. – Responding to President Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) recently introduced legislation to block the implementation of the ban. The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) endorsed this legislation and...
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05
Dec

PAAIA and Iranian American Organizational Partners Issue Joint Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Full Enforcement of Travel Ban 3.0  

Iranian American Organizations’ Joint Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Full Enforcement of the Trump Travel Ban 3.0.  For Immediate Release: Contact: Aurora Matthews Phone: (301)-221-7984 Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including Iranian American Bar Association, Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, released the following joint...
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29
Nov

PAAIA’s Public Statement on the Shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

For Immediate Release: Contact: Collin Wesley Boylin Email: Collin@PAAIA.org Phone: (202)-828-8370 Washington, DC – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) issued the following statement regarding the loss of Bijan Ghaisar, an Iranian American who was shot three times by U.S. Park Police on November 17th following a short chase into Fairfax County Virginia. According to media reports, Ghaisar was unarmed and...
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21
Nov

PAAIA Interviews Sanctions Attorney, Erich Ferrari, on Providing Earthquake Relief to the Iranian People

WASHINGTON – In the wake of last Sunday’s tragic earthquake in the Kermanshah region of Iran, Iranian Americans have gone to great lengths to help with the relief efforts, including taking to social media to help raise funds for earthquake relief. Unfortunately, many were surprised and confused by fraudulent charities popping up on social media,...
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21
Nov

IABA Hosts National Conference – PAAIA’s Executive Director Participates in a Panel Discussion and Receives Award

WASHINGTON – At the Iranian American Bar Association’s (IABA) 4th Annual National Conference, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian American’s (PAAIA) Executive Director, Dr. Leila Golestaneh Austin, participated in a panel discussion called “Current Times: Immigration as a Political Tool.” Dr. Austin was joined by a coalition of Iranian American organizations and their pro bono counsel for...
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13
Nov

Here’s How You Can Help Earthquake-Affected Families in Iran

WASHINGTON – In an effort to highlight some of the ways in which Americans can provide humanitarian assistance to the Iranian people, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) has put together a list of several organizations that Iranian Americans have contributed to after the earthquake. Relief International, an international organization started by an Iranian American,...
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