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 Statement on Indictment of Officers Involved in Killing of Bijan Ghaisar

Washington DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement after a Fairfax County special grand jury indicted two U.S. Park Police officers of involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm in the November 2017 killing of unarmed motorist and Iranian American Bijan Ghaisar:


درخواست نایاک برای حذف لباس‌های ضدایرانی تولیدی طرفداران ترامپ

در چهار سال اخیر که دولت ترامپ سر کار بوده است، شاهد گست...

NIAC Calls for Removal of Anti-Iranian Pro-Trump Apparel

Over the course of the past four years of the Trump administration, we have seen rising discriminati...

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Human Rights Tracker

Iranian Appeals Court Upholds Ali Alinejad’s Prison Sentence

Ali Alinejad, the brother of prominent Iranian political activist, Masih Alinejad, was first detain...

Free the Namazis

As Iranian Americans we express our outrage and concern over the continued detention of business exe...

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New Judiciary Edict Seeks to Prevent Torture

New Judiciary Edict Seeks to Prevent Torture & Safeguard Citizens’ Rights. Rouhani Stresses Import...

Famed Singer Shajarian Passes Away

Famed Traditional Singer Shajarian Passes Away. Rouhani, Central Bank Chief Condemn New U.S. Sanctio...

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