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.

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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.

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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.

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Equitable Immigration

Ensuring that Iranians have the same opportunities as other nationals to make the U.S. their home can only make our country greater.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About NIAC

Since 2002, NIAC has grown to become the largest Iranian-American grassroots organization in the country, with supporters in all 50 states.

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Support our work

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.

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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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Become a NIAC Action Member

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.

Becoming a NIAC Action member is completely free and gives you exclusive access to our electoral and political insights.

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Press Room

NIAC Applauds Biden for Plan to Review Impact of U.S. Sanctions on International COVID Response 

Washington D.C. – Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of a review to ensure that existing U.S. sanctions do not unduly hinder responses to the COVID-19 pandemic:


FAQ: Why the U.S. Must Return to the Deal 

If the last four years have been a case for anything, it is how not to conduct U.S. policy towards I...

Middle East Roundup: New Administration Officials and Cabinet Nominees Comment on Iran 

This week, Iran and the new U.S. administration sent indirect messages to each other on the JCPOA. A...

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Human Rights Tracker

Iranian-American Dual National Convicted on Spying Charges in Iran

No doubt the case of Sharghi, as well as the release of other American dual nationals unjustly held...

Khamenei Bans U.S. & U.K. Covid Vaccines to Iran

On its site, the COVAX initiative states, “At an early stage during this pandemic, it quickly bec...

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Officials Talk About a JCPOA Return with Biden

Nuclear Inspections to be Restricted. Zarif says Khamenei Approved Bill on Nuclear Expansion. Khamen...

Iran to Limit Nuclear Inspections

Nuclear Inspections to be Restricted. Zarif says Khamenei Approved Bill on Nuclear Expansion. Khamen...

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