Vali Nasr Named One of the 50 Most Powerful Democrats on Foreign Policy

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Vali Nasr Named One of the 50 Most Powerful Democrats on Foreign Policy

ValiNasr 2September 7, 2012, Washington D.C. – Iranian American Vali Nasr was named one of the most powerful Democrats on U.S. foreign policy by the Foreign Policy Magazine, coming in at number 48 on the journal’s list of 50.

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Setting the Record Straight: PAAIA Responds to Unfounded Attacks

 PAAIA_Logo_Color_White BKG 4September 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. –  On September 4, 2012, Mr. Ali Moayedian posted an editorial on Payvand.com titled “Is PAAIA advocating for an attack on Iran?” Among other things, in it Mr. Moayedian charges that “PAAIA, an Iranian-American group, has all but accepted, and seems is advocating, a military attack on Iran as the natural next step after sanctions.” The editorial bases its assertions on the 2012 Iran sanctions report that was recently released by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA). We categorically and unequivocally reject Mr. Moayedian’s allegation that PAAIA seeks military action against Iran. This assertion is unfounded, sensationalist, and in no way supported by the content of the report.

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BAIAD to Host Iranian Americans for Obama Event 

BAIADSeptember 7, 2012, San Francisco, CA – The Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats (BAIAD) will be hosting a public event in support of President Obama’s re-election efforts on Sunday, September 16th in Sunnyvale, California. Featured speakers will include U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Jimmy Panetta, an Obama surrogate and son of the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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Relief International Continues to Help Earthquake Victims

Relief International_IranSeptember 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – On August 11, two devastating twin earthquakes struck the province of Azerbaijan, Iran. Hundreds were killed, thousands injured and 50,000 displaced to emergency camps. Damage to infrastructure was devastating with 70 to 100 percent of buildings destroyed: including schools, homes and businesses. Though the disaster has quickly fallen off the radar of the media, earthquake survivors are still in dire need of assistance to rebuild their lives. Since then Relief International has been providing assistance to the victims of this devastating tragedy.

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Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School Inaugurates Ezat Parnia, Ph.D., as President

Pacific OaksBryonys Photography LLC29_cropped 4September 7, 2012, Pasadena, CA – On Saturday, September 8, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School located in Pasadena, California, will formally inaugurate Ezat Parnia, Ph.D., as its ninth president. Pacific Oaks College is an accredited institution of higher learning offering Bachelors and Masters degrees in early childhood education, human development, marriage and family therapy and teacher credentialing. The Pacific Oaks Children’s School serves children aged 6 months to 5 years using a progressive, experiential educational model. Pacific Oaks is widely recognized for its pioneering work in early childhood development and culture-centered education.

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PAAIA Public Policy Center

2012 Presidential Election Guide

Click here to utilize PAAIA’s Election Guide to view each of the candidates’ positions on major issues affecting Iranian Americans, register to vote, find out where your polling place is, check election news, and and become an active participant in this important civic process.

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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 panel presentation: Assessing US Policy On Iran.

Click here to view more information and a video of our panel presentation on the Electronic Curtain.

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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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