May 29, 2012 – CHIP Fellows Prepare for Summer in Washington, DC


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CHIP Fellows Prepare for Summer in Washington, DC

Deanna JavadiHeadshot PAAIAMay 24, 2012, Washington DC – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is pleased to announce that our Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) inaugural group of Fellows will soon walk the halls of government in our nation’s capital this summer. Ms. Deanna Javadi and Ms. Monna Sabouri are distinguished young Iranian Americans who will have the unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at our nation’s legislative and political process.
The PAAIA CHIP Program recognizes that congressional internships are often the inspiration and launching point for the careers of some of the most distinguished public servants in the nation. Members of Congress and their constituents depend on interns for their work and contributions. Serving as congressional interns will give Deanna and Monna an important vantage point on American public life, valuable professional networking and communications skills, and an important credential for students who later wish to return to work in Congress or elsewhere in Federal or state government.

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The deadline for applying to the 2012 PAAIA Mentorship Program is fast approaching. Remember to submit your application by
June 4, 2012

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Amir Omar Named 2012 One Man Dallas
Amir Omar head jpg (3)May 21, 2012, Dallas, Texas – On May 10, 2012, the One Man Dallas project named Richardson City Councilmember and Methodist Richardson Cancer Center volunteer as the winner of the 2012 One Man Dallas Award.  Out of the twenty–one nominees, Omar was selected as the one man who best represents the Dallas-Forth Worth area from the perspective of community involvement, personality, intelligence, and fitness.     
With women volunteering nearly five times more than men, the One Man Project was initiated to encourage more men to volunteer in their communities. One Man Dallas was launched last year after originating in 2009 with One Man Minneapolis.

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Momentum Builds for the Douglas Campaign

farrahdouglas_150May 23, 2012, San Diego, CA – With less than two weeks to go before the primary election and a recent endorsement from the North County Times newspaper of San Diego, Farrah Douglas’ candidacy for California State Assembly continues to gain momentum.  If successful, Douglas will make history by becoming the first Iranian American elected to a State Legislature.
Douglas is running in the newly created 76th Assembly district, which includes north San Diego County coastal cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Oceanside, along with Vista and Camp Pendleton. 

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PAAIA to Release Report on Sanctions Legislation

While PAAIA is focused on domestic U.S. affairs as they relate to the Iranian American community and has not been a platform for promoting U.S. foreign policy vis-à-vis Iran, we recognize the importance of Iranian Americans being informed about legislative initiatives and positions of their members of Congress concerning related policy issues.

Accordingly, PAAIA will be releasing a detailed report on the sanctions legislation under consideration in the 112th Congress. This report will provide a summary of current legislation and how it impacts U.S. – Iran relations.

To view PAAIA’s 2009 Report on Sanctions Legislation, available through the PAAIA Public Policy Center, click here.

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Congressional Round-up

May 25, 2012 – Washington DC – In the wake of the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, Congress, over the past few weeks, has considered a number of legislative initiatives relating to Iran. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a weekly round up of the status of such legislation. To view a summary of this week’s activities, click here.

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Panel Presentations

PAAIA Panel Presentations serve to educate and inform policy and lawmakers as well as the general public on the various issues impacting the Iranian American community in an accurate and balanced manner.

Click here to view more information and a video of our most recent panel presentation: Assessing US Policy On Iran.

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 2008 National Survey

2009 National Survey

2011 National Survey

2012 National Survey on Military Action

 2009 Report on Iran Sanctions Legislation

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There are many ways to take action and help promote and advance the interests of the Iranian American community on issues that impact us.  

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For access to aggregated information and news feeds on Iran, the United States, and the world, Iranian news outlets, and PAAIA’s previous newsletters, click here.


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