Nov 4, 2011 – An Opportunity to Make History: Bock & Mirkarimi Gear Up for Election Day

An Opportunity to Make History: Bock & Mirkarimi Gear Up for Election Day

By PAAIA Staff

PAAIA FlameIranian American San Franciscans have opportunity to elect two of their own to law enforcement leadership in San Francisco.

October 31, 2011, San Francisco, CA – With less than one week left before Election Day, two Iranian American candidates have an opportunity to make history by winning their election for District Attorney and Sheriff of San Francisco, respectively. Their success will have a profound impact on the Iranian American story and will pave the path for future generations of Iranian American leaders to serve as Members of Congress, Governors, and Supreme Court Justices. Iranian Americans in San Francisco have a real opportunity to make 2011 a turning point for the community by voting for Sharmin Bock for District Attorney and Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff.

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PAAIA Congratulates Cyrus Amir-Mokri on Becoming U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary

By PAAIA Staff

PAAIA FlameNovember 2, 2011, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate confirmed late on Monday the appointment of Cyrus Amir-Mokri as the U.S. Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions. Amir-Mokri was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions and Member, Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank in September of 2011. Most recently, Mr. Amir-Mokri was a senior legal and policy advisor to the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He participated in the legislative process that led to the passage of the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform bill and the subsequent implementation through rulemaking.

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Coming Soon: PAAIA’s 2011 Survey of Iranian American


PAAIA FlameAn integral component of better understanding our community and having its voice heard is the availability of on-going accurate statistical data about the Iranian American community. In striving to become an accurate source of information about the Iranian American community, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), through Zogby International, has once again taken the lead in funding its third nationwide scientific survey of Iranian Americans. The survey, which will be released next month, is aimed at gathering accurate demographic and attitudinal information about the Iranian American community. The survey allows us to meet PAAIA’s primary missions: community, image, and influence building.

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PAAIA Seeks An Office Manager


PAAIA FlamePAAIA is seeking a qualified U.S. resident or citizen for the position of Office Manager. This individual will be working closely with the Executive Director to ensure the smooth operation of the PAAIA office as well as managing the donor and membership databases, providing administrative and planning support to other PAAIA staff, maintaining PAAIA’s virtual and hard copy filing system, and interfacing with PAAIA vendors.

The qualified candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong knowledge of MS Office and Microsoft Visual or Dreamweaver programs, and prior office management experience.

Knowledge of Persian and Iranian culture is preferred. Strong interpersonal and accuracy are a must as is a desire to make a difference and promote the image of the Iranian American population in the US.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and references to info@ or fax us at 202-828-8371.




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