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

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 statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Monday to allow the latest version of President Trump’s Travel Ban to go into effect while legal challenges...
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PAAIA’s Public Statement on the Shooting of Bijan Ghaisar

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 the FBI is conducting an investigation into the...
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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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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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