NIAC Celebrates 10th Anniversary: Education and Advocacy for the Iranian-American Community
"I've watched our community mature into a group that is no longer afraid to voice their opinion and make change," said Trita Parsi, NIAC President.
Washington, DC – This
month, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) celebrates
10 years of serving the
Iranian-American community. In May 2002, NIAC opened its doors and thanks to
our members and supporters it has grown to become the largest and
longest-serving Iranian-American grassroots organization in the country. The
organization emerged after the devastating events of September 11, when the
Iranian-American community sought ways to collectively condemn the terrorist acts and
support America at a time when it
was confronted with profound issues of national security, immigration and the character
of American society.
“I’ve watched our community mature into a group that is no longer afraid to voice their opinion and make change,” said Trita Parsi, NIAC President. “Our political system has greatly benefited from our community’s participation, and I hope we can continue to work to ensure our voice is heard in all levels of government.”