NIAC strongly supports H.R.4303, the Stand With the Iranian People Act (SWIPA), important human rights legislation that eases restrictions that prevent American NGOs from providing direct humanitarian relief to the people of Iran. SWIPA--introduced by Reps. Keith Ellison, Bill Delahunt, and Gregory Meeks--also imposes tough, targeted sanctions against the human rights abusers in the Iranian Government as well as the companies that provide them with the tools of repression.
NGO Coalition Calls on U.S. to Lift Ban on Humanitarian Relief for Iranians
NIAC led a coalition of humanitarian relief and human rights organizations that called on the U.S. government today to allow American NGOs to undertake humanitarian projects in Iran.
The Hill: Changing Course on Iran Sanctions
The debate over U.S.-Iran policy should not be boiled down to a question of how much more damage we can do. Rather, smart power dictates that the U.S. use every tool available, including those that have been taken off the table, such as lifting certain sanctions.
SWIPA "Perfect" Abdo Tells House Committee
"Iran is a sovereign state whose people are struggling bravely for their own freedom. It is natural and right for us to want to support their struggle. The question is how?"