Meet Bobby Abtahi: Candidate for Dallas City Council

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Meet Bobby Abtahi: Candidate for Dallas City Council

Bobby and Harris Photo 2December 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Robert “Bobby” Abtahi, former Dallas Plan Commissioner and former City of Dallas Community Prosecutor, recently announced his bid for a seat on the Dallas City Council. If successful, he will become the first Iranian American to serve on the council.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Abtahi earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and his JD from SMU Dedman School of Law. After graduating from law school, Abtahi went to work for the city of Dallas as a community prosecutor.

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NexGenTimes Allows Younger Iranian Americans to Share Their Thoughts

nexgentimesDecember 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – Have you ever wished you could share your thoughts and ideas with your peers? Have you ever sought what others in your age group thought about an issue? Now the newly-created NexGen Times website allows you to do both.

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US Announces New Non-Immigrant Visa Application Process for Iranians

state_logoDecember 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. State Department today announced a new process for obtaining US non-immigrant visas for Iranian nationals. The aim of the new policy is to help standardize and streamline the application process.

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PAAIA Chapters Give Back to the Community for Persian Thanks 2012

paaiaflame1December 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. –This holiday season, our various PAAIA chapters throughout the country showed their appreciation for their blessings by giving back to their communities, making Persian Thanks 2012 a huge success. See how our different chapters helped their fellow Americans this Thanksgiving.

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Senate Approves Amendment Imposing New Iran Sanctions

capitol-hill_150December 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – By an overwhelming margin (94-0), the U.S. Senate voted on November 30th for new sanctions on Iran in hopes of curbing the nuclear ambitions of the Iranian government.

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PAAIA’s most recent publications, include our 2012 Annual National Survey of Iranian Americans, the Congressional 
Scorecard for the 112th Congress
2012 Report on Iran Sanctions Legislation, and our Annual Surveys, click here.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 11
DC Mentorship & NexGen
Happy Hour

Thursday, December 13
DC NexGen Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, December 18
Premiere of the PBS Documentary,
“The Iranian Americans”

Maz Jobrani Fundraiser

March 2013
Cyrus Cylinder Tour
Washington DC

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