April 25, 2012 – Meet Edesa Bitbadal: Front Runner Candidate for San Jose City Council

Meet Edesa Bitbadal: Front Runner Candidate for San Jose City Council


Edesa BitbadalApril 23, 20120, San Jose, CA – Edesa Bitbadal, a long time resident of San Jose, CA with over fifteen years working effectively in Government and assisting businesses, is a candidate for the city’s Council District 10. Bitbadal is one of six candidates running for this office and is considered the front runner in the race. U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, State Senator Elaine Alquist, San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, and San Jose Councilmember Nancy Pyle, are among the many community leaders, public officials, and organizations who have endorsed her campaign.

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PAAIA Co-Sponsors Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.


iawfApril 21, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The Iranian-American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) was founded by Mariam Khosravani on the premise of women empowering and inspiring one another. The foundation provides a platform for dialogue among women leaders who pass on their knowledge and experience to others and spark connections that go far beyond IAWF’s annual leadership conference. IAW conferences are beneficial for seasoned professionals from various industries, those just entering the work force, students, and yes, even men.

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PAAIA to Host Outreach Event in Orange County, CA with U.S. Department of State


department_of_stateApril 23, 2012, Irvine, CA – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of the State, will host a presentation for Iranian students in Orange County entitled “U.S. Public Diplomacy with Iran.” The event will be held at the University of California, Irvine on April, 30, 2012.

The purpose of this event is to educate Iranian Americans and Iranian students about the United States’ diplomatic efforts to engage the Iranian people. The presentation will include Carrie Coberly, from the Iran Desk at the U.S. State Department, who will answer questions from the Iranian community in the Orange County area.

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PAAIA Asks Congress to Act on Museum Resolution


national-museum-american-peoplePAAIA Joins 47 Different Ethnic Groups Asking House to Support the National Museum of the American People

April 24, 2012, Washington, D.C. – On April 18, 2012, 85 organizations representing 47 different ethnic groups asked House members to support a bipartisan resolution (H.Con.Res 63) calling for a the formation of a bipartisan Presidential Commission to study the establishment of the National Museum of the American People. The groups emphasized in the letter that they are not seeking federal dollars to either fund the study commission or, in the future, to fund the planning, building or operation of this new cultural institution.

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