NIAC Action grades members of the U.S. House and Senate based on their voting record and actions in our 3 priority areas: Peace and Diplomacy, Human and Civil Rights, and Equitable Immigration.
Launched our 116th Congressional Scorecard, which reflects how each legislator performed in advancing peace and diplomacy with Iran, securing equitable immigration policies, and protecting the civil rights of all Americans by focusing on key votes, bills, and letters.
The 116th Congress considered many issues of importance to the Iranian-American community, including the Muslim ban that has separated Iranian Americans from their loved ones and bills to block the Trump administration from starting a war with Iran without Congressional approval. The following scorecard reflects how each legislator performed in advancing peace and diplomacy with Iran, securing equitable immigration policies, and protecting the civil rights of all Americans by focusing on key votes, bills, and letters.
Support the Next Generation After 20 years growing a nationwide chapter membership, building partnerships with allies in Washington, and uplifting some of the first Iranian-American elected officials, we are launching NIAC and NIAC Action AcademiesRead MoreOthering Iran: How Dehumanization of Iranians Undermines Rights at Home. Read the groundbreaking report detailing how the ongoing demonization of […]
While we had hoped that justice and equality would triumph over hate and discrimination, we also suspected the Supreme Court, given its current makeup, would side with Trump. So we planned ahead. Our strategy is focused on terminating the ban through political organizing and legislative action. Our Strategy Moving Forward Expose the lawmakers supporting Trump’s ban. The current Republican-led […]
The 2016 election has been unlike any recent election and many of us don’t know what to expect next. Now more than ever, the Iranian-American community’s rights and interests are at stake. Attempts to kill the Iran nuclear deal and return us to the path of war continue. Threats to discriminate against people based on their heritage are real, as we saw with the passage of visa discrimination. Voting in this election is crucial: to protect our values, prevent discrimination, and advance peace and diplomacy. Here are the top 10 reasons to Beshkan the Vote. Your vote is your voice. Let it be heard!
Today, the Obama administration announced details for how it will implement the legislatively mandated changes to the U.S.’s visa waiver program under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. Based on our reading, these plans will both cause major problems for non-U.S. Iranian dual-nationals in their travels to the United States and threaten to […]
On January 16, implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the multilateral nuclear accord with Iran – reached Implementation Day. The IAEA verified that Iran took a number of key concessions that significantly rolled back its nuclear capabilities. In return, the United States suspended nuclear-related sanctions while multilateral nuclear-related sanctions were lifted. Even after […]
In tandem with the announcement of his opposition to the Iran nuclear accord last week, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) declared his intent to introduce new legislation aimed at forging a “functional, bipartisan approach to Iran” in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) reached between the U.S., other major world powers, and Iran.
The more things change, the more Israeli officials stay the same: As American and Iranian officials work to sell their nuclear deal at home, their Israeli counterparts are laboring to kill it. The Netanyahu government’s upcoming fight in the U.S. Congress reveals an inconvenient truth: Twenty-five years of Israeli policy have failed because Iran’s status […]
Effective verification will be vital to the success of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Fortunately, the agreement contains intrusive inspection measures that can deter Iranian cheating and ensure that potential Iranian violations are swiftly detected. Below, we answer five key questions on the verification measures included in the JCPOA: