2023 Accomplishments

Protecting Civil Rights

  Defeated “Alien Land Law” Proposals Targeting Iranian Americans

NIAC mobilized to defeat discriminatory legislation banning property purchases on the basis of national origin.

  Stopped Efforts to Ban U.S. Travel to Iran

We halted proposals in Congress to criminalize travel to Iran.

Advancing Peace and Diplomacy

  Supported Diplomacy to Free Iranian Americans and Ensure Sanctions Don’t Block Humanitarian Goods for Iranians

We advocated for an important diplomatic and humanitarian breakthrough when many in Washington were working to undermine efforts to free Iranian-American hostages and to block funds from being made available for food and medicine for Iranians. 

  Mobilized for Ceasefire and to Prevent Regional War

We called for an immediate ceasefire on October 7th and have mobilized thousands of volunteers to meet with and send messages to their lawmakers calling for ceasefire.

Building Political Power and Representation

  NIAC Action Helped Elect Three Iranian-American Women in State and Local Elections

Congratulations to Atoosa Reaser (Virginia State Assembly), Mitra Jalali (St Paul Minnesota City Council), and Parisa Dehghani-Tafti (Virginia Attorney)!

  NIAC Volunteer Leaders in 15 States Held Over 50 Meetings with Federal, State, and Local Lawmakers

  NIAC Chapters Passed Norooz Resolutions in Cities and States Across the Country

NIAC volunteers helped pass resolutions in Colorado, Washington, Chicago, Santa Monica and more. 

Supporting Equitable Immigration

  Advocated for Iranian Refugees
Following our advocacy in the midst of nationwide protests, the Biden administration greatly increased refugee processing for Iranians at risk in March 2023.

  Advocated for Iranian Students Stuck in Visa Limbo
We pressed the State Department to expedite visa processing for hundreds of Iranian students stuck in administrative backlog.  

Standing with the Iranian People


  Helped Develop and Advance Bipartisan Legislation in Solidarity with the Iranian People

In one of the first acts of the 117th Congress, the House passed legislation supported by NIAC endorsing internet freedom and targeted, not broad, sanctions. We have secured a bipartisan majority in support of the legislation in the Senate.

  Advocated for Internet Freedom for Iranians

Following up on our successful efforts to ensure sanctions do not block satellite internet and other communications tools, we helped pass legislation to ensure private companies allow Iranians to access their services.

  Spotlighted Human Rights Defenders in Iran

We published over 40 editions of NIAC’s Human Rights Tracker.

Combatting Misinformation

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  Launched NIACTruth.org

We stood up to the disinformation campaign attempting to silence pro-peace Iranian Americans.

  Published Unbiased News From Inside Iran

Iran Unfiltered is NIAC’s weekly digest for policymakers, journalists, and the public showcasing the latest updates on what is happening in Iranian news, politics and society. 

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NIAC is a proud recipient of the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, awarded exclusively to nonprofits who have demonstrated transparency on areas of governance, program areas, and populations served and who publicly provide their audited financial data.

Thank You!

As a grassroots organization, our work is only possible thanks to the support of Iranian Americans and allies across the country. Please show your support and ensure we can continue our mission by making a donation today!