09
Nov

Iranian Americans in November 7th Elections – Farokhi and Shahinfar Claim Victory, Bakhtiari Comes Close to Knocking off an Entrenched Incumbent

Iranian Americans in November 7th Elections – Farokhi and Shahinfar Claim Victory, Bakhtiari Comes Close to Knocking off an Entrenched Incumbent Washington, D.C. – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) congratulated Iranian American candidates for public office Amir Farokhi, Darius Shahinfar, and Liliana Bakhtiari for their impressive election night showings.  Farokhi and...
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08
Nov

PAAIA Congratulates Amir Farokhi on His Victory in Atlanta City Council Election!

Washington, DC – PAAIA is proud to announce Amir Farokhi’s victory in the Atlanta City Election last night!  On November 7th, 2017, Amir Farokhi became the first Iranian American elected to public office in Atlanta! “PAAIA congratulates Amir Farokhi on his election to Atlanta’s city council,” said Leila Golestaneh Austin, PAAIA’s Executive Director. “As a PAAIA...
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06
Nov

Fred Pezeshkan

Fred Pezeshkan: Fred Pezeshkan is a 30-year veteran of the real estate development and construction industry in Florida, and is Chairman of Manhattan Construction Florida, formerly Kraft Construction Company, Inc. In addition to his business career, he has a long career of community service and has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations....
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03
Nov

PAAIA Congratulates Nahal Iravani-Sani on her Appointment to a Judgeship in Santa Clara County Superior Court!

Washington, D.C. – Today, Leila Golestaneh Austin, Executive Director of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), released the following statement congratulating Iranian American and former PAAIA Board Member, Nahal Iravani-Sani, on her appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to a judgeship in Santa Clara County, California: “PAAIA congratulates Nahal Iravani-Sani on her appointment to a...
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03
Nov

Vote For Iranian American Candidates Running For Atlanta City Council This November!

WASHINGTON, DC – The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), the registered bipartisan connected political action committee of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), is proudly supporting the campaigns of two Iranian American candidates seeking seats on the Atlanta City Council – Liliana Bakhtiari and Amir Farokhi. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and numerous issues of...
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01
Nov

Join PAAIA in Federal Court on November 2nd – Stand up to the Travel Ban!

THURSDAY NOV. 2nd: Hearing for Lawsuit Against Travel Ban 3.0 Could Decide Fate of Refugees Targeted by Ban    Federal Court to hear Iranian-American organizations and individual plaintiffs’ lawsuit challenging Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 November 1, 2017 For Immediate Release: Contact: Aurora Matthews Phone: (301)-221-7984 WHAT: Hearing for first lawsuit to address refugees targeted by...
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27
Oct

PAAIA Files Refugee Supplement to Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0

Lawsuit Argues Trump’s Executive Order Targets Refugees from 11 Predominantly Muslim Countries, Despite Pledges to End Ban  Iranian-American Organizations and Individual Plaintiffs File Supplement to Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 For Immediate Release: Contact: Aurora Matthews Phone: (301)-221-7984 Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2017) – Three prominent Iranian-American organizations and 16 individuals have filed legal papers challenging...
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25
Oct

PAAIA Interviews Iranian American Candidate for Atlanta City Council, Liliana Bakhtiari

ATLANTA – Two Iranian Americans are campaigning for seats on the Atlanta City Council – Amir Farokhi is running in District Two, and Liliana Bakhtiari is running in District Five. Recently, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) had the opportunity to interview Liliana Bakhtiari about her campaign. The election, which will be held on November 7th,...
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18
Oct

Support Legislation Opposing Travel Ban 3.0 – Tell Congress to Block the Ban!

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s newest set of travel restrictions on nationals from eight countries, including Iran, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation to reverse the order and block its implementation. “Just like the first and second versions of the Muslim ban, this one is still illegal, discriminatory, and harmful...
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18
Oct

PAAIA Partnered with a Coalition of 15 Organizations Across the Country to Permanently Stop Travel Ban 3.0

Washington, D.C. –This morning, a coalition of 15 organizations delivered a joint petition with over 100,000 signatures to members of Congress calling for legislation to rescind the newest version of the Muslim Ban immediately. “We call on Congress today to rise to the challenge of putting country before politics and to protect the rights of...
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