April 27, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today announced the launch of its Public Policy Center, a new policy arm created to gather, maintain, and provide reliable and unbiased information on the Iranian American community, its needs and issues.
The Public Policy Center will aggregate and provide access to accurate and statistically relevant data and information on the Iranian American community in the United States and the issues that impact them. Using this information, the Public Policy Center aims to:
- Educate the Iranian American community about the laws, regulations, and policies that affect their lives and to educate policymakers, lawmakers, and the general public about the views of Iranian Americans on important policy issues.
- Ensure that the Iranian American community is well informed on policy issues related to U.S.- Iran relations (such as the economic sanctions), how such policies impact their day to day lives, and have their voice on such matters heard.
- Gather and maintain relevant and statistically accurate demographic and attitudinal information about the Iranian American community and our views through independent national surveys similar to the one’s PAAIA has commissioned through Zogby Research Services over the past five years.
- Accurately represent the views of the Iranian American community on a myriad of domestic, cultural, social, and other issues at public, policy, and legislative venues.
In addition, two distinct components of the Public Policy Center will be an online NewsCenter that provides select articles on issues of interest to the Iranian American community and an online ActionCenter, which will provide objective information on policy initiatives and allow community members to voice their views directly with their elected representatives.
The Public Policy Center will be managed by PAAIA Staff and governed by its Board of Directors. Public policy advisors for the Center include prominent academicians and policy/political analysts and experts.
The following are among the Center’s upcoming activities and reports:
The Public Policy Center will enable PAAIA to meet its objective of becoming the credible voice for the Iranian American community by seeking, reflecting, and advocating its views.
For more information on the Public Policy Center please feel free to PAAIA at (202) 828-8370.