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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31
Jan

PAAIA and Iranian American Coalition Works with Senators to Seek Clarification of the Travel Ban “Waiver” Process

For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: Morad@45.33.40.89 Phone: (202)-828-8370 Washington, DC – Today Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) sent a bipartisan letter to the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to seek clarification on the “waiver provisions” outlined in President Trump’s latest Travel Ban.  This letter comes after...
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12
Jan

PAAIA Welcomes President Trump’s Decision to Waive Sanctions Under the Iran Nuclear Deal, Concerned Over Reckless Rhetoric Threatening the Future of the Deal

January 12, 2018 Washington, DC – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) welcomes President Trump’s decision to waive nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, upholding a critical component of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. PAAIA’s annual scientific surveys of Iranian Americans show that the majority of Iranian Americans consistently support the Iran Nuclear Deal. “American interests are...
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11
Jan

PAAIA Drafts Coalition Letter Requesting Clarification of the “Waiver” Process Outlined in Travel Ban 3.0

Washington, DC –  In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the stay on the Travel Ban, PAAIA, along with its coalition of civil society, advocacy, and legal organizations, received numerous reports of long-pending visa applications under “administrative processing” being denied, en masse rejection of visa applicants, and the unavailability of waiver applications....
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11
Jan

How the President Can Support Iran’s Protesters

Leila Golestaneh Austin, Executive Director, PAAIA Washington, DC — As Americans of Iranian heritage, we watch the protests of the many brave Iranian citizens with compassion and respect for fearlessly voicing their discontent with the country’s long-standing economic, social, and political challenges. We watch in distress as authorities block communication and social media sites, while carrying out mass...
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