Areas of Work
From being the trusted voice on U.S.- Iran relations, to pushing forth legislation that protects individuals of Iranian heritage from systematic discrimination, to celebrating our cultural heritage, NIAC creates a lasting impact in the lives of the members of our community.
Building Political Power
NIAC works to build political power so that Iranian Americans and our allies have influence on the decisions made by our government and can advance our values through civic and political engagement.
Advancing Peace & Diplomacy
An empowered Iranian-Americal community can advance policies that build precedent-setting infrastructures that incentivize peace and diplomacy, not only between the U.S. and Iran, but across the global stage.
Ensuring that Iranians have the same opportunities as other nationals to make the U.S. their home can only make our country greater.
Protecting Civil Rights
America's founders enshrined the inalienable rights of all people in our Constitution and Americans have fought for generations to secure and protect those rights.
Spotlighting Human Rights
Raising up the struggles faced by Iranian human rights defenders and holding the Iranian government to international human rights standards is essential to building a future in which the U.S. and Iran enjoy positive relations. NIAC consistently condemns human rights violations by Iran’s government and calls for all prisoners of conscience to be released.
Community & Culture
NIAC takes immense pride in the rich tapestry that makes up the Iranian-American community and culture. Our heritage provides us common ground to grow as a community as we trailblaze in the U.S.
Call on the CA Board of Education to include West Asian Studies in their model curriculum, to ensure that the experiences of our communities, including those of the Iranian-American community, are included in this critical new component to California’s education system.Take Action
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Your contribution to NIAC helps support our work to champion priorities of the Iranian-American community.
NIAC is funded by the Iranian-American community and prominent American foundations.NIAC does not receive funds from the United States government nor from the Iranian government.
Contributions made to NIAC are 100% tax deductible. Contributions made to NIAC Action are not tax-deductible.
Get involved with NIAC
We depend on our members’ active volunteer involvement to fulfill NIAC Action’s mission to advance peace and champion the priorities of the Iranian-American community.
Whether you’re a veteran grassroots organizer or brand new to the entire civic process, we have a role for you. Get involved with your regional NIAC chapter.
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We work to maximize the political influence of Iranian Americans and the pro-peace community to ensure we have a powerful voice on the issues that matter to us most.
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Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of National Iranian American Council Action (NIAC Action), issued the following statement on new restrictions proposed by the Trump administration that would target international students, including a 2 year maximum visa for Iranian students and other nationals of countries whose governments have been designated by the U.S. as state sponsors of terrorism:
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