March 6, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) announced today that it has again commissioned Zogby Research Services to conduct a follow-up nationwide scientific survey of Iranian Americans on their views over military action against Iran. The purpose of the survey is to garner a better understanding of our community and having its voice heard on this very important policy matter.
In October of 2011, PAAIA commissioned Zogby Research Services to conduct its third national public opinion survey of Iranian Americans to gather accurate attitudinal and demographic information about the Iranian American community. The 2011 survey explored attitudes and views of Iranian Americans on a variety of issues including U.S. –Iran relations and President Obama’s handling of relations with Iran.
By Fardad Yazdi March 8, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – The Iranian New Year, Nowruz, is a traditional time of giving for Iranian Americans. This year, it is an occasion for all Iranians to give back to the less fortunate members of their communities. It is in this spirit that the Iranian American community of Southern California is sharing the traditions of this festive time with the people of LA’s Skid Row community. On Friday, March 16, 2012, The Midnight Mission, one of the oldest continuously operating human services organizations in the Los Angeles region, will host a special celebration of Nowruz for over 2,000 Skid Row residents.
March 5, 2012, Washington, D.C. – In a riveting TED talk, the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through one single object – The Cyrus Cylinder. The Cyrus Cylinder is an ancient clay cylinder, now broken into several fragments, inscribed with a declaration in Akkadian cuneiform script in the name of the Persian Achaemenid King, Cyrus the Great. It dates from the 6th century BC and is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism within the Persian Empire.
March 1, 2012, Washington D.C. – Nowruz Commission, an alliance of twelve cultures who celebrate Nowruz on the first day of Spring at the exact moment of vernal equinox as the beginning of a new year, announced its third annual gala event in Washington. The event will be held at the Hall of the Americas in the historic building of the Organization of the American States on March 17, 2012. The Commission held its inaugural event at the Great Hall of Thomas Jefferson building of the Library of Congress, where members of Congress from both major parties presided over the event, and the account of its inauguration was registered in the Congressional Record.
March 1, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Things have been moving fast and furiously at Dr. Milad Pooran’s campaign for 6th Congressional District of Maryland. Thanks to the help of so many supporters, Dr. Pooran has made great strides in reaching voters with his message of change and independence.
In recent exciting developments, Dr. Pooran has successfully gained the endorsements of former DNC Chair, presidential candidate and Governor of Vermont Howard Dean and Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.