Statement on President Joe Biden Stepping Down

Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 Presidential race is a noble one, putting American democracy ahead of his personal ambitions and pride. The choices for our country right now are stark and it is imperative that Americans have the opportunity to choose a leader who will protect democracy and civil rights at home and work for peace abroad.  

Netanyahu is Coming to Washington to Sell War with Iran

We cannot stay silent as Congress welcomes a war criminal intent on continuing chaos.The United States Congress SHOULD NOT be honoring a leader responsible for creating the worst humanitarian disaster in modern history, providing yet another platform to influence the American political process to a man who has been working to coax the U.S. into war with Iran for decades.

Pezeshkian Victory Presents Opportunities to Ease Pressures on Ordinary Iranians

Two months ago, a hardline President infamous for overseeing mass executions in the Iranian judiciary was the second most powerful man in Iran, and was expected to remain so and potentially assume the role of Supreme Leader after the eventual passing of Ali Khamenei. There was little hope on the horizon for any change after Ebrahim Raisi oversaw a brutal crackdown on protests and had escalated Iran’s nuclear program to new heights after balking at striking a nuclear deal with the United States. But Iranian politics are anything but predictable. Following the helicopter crash that killed Raisi and his Foreign Minister, just under half of the Iranian electorate voted to reject a hardline successor to Raisi and elevate the reformist in the race, Masoud Pezeshkian, to chart a new course.  This unexpected development has put some light on the horizon, though it could still prove to be a false dawn. Pezeshkian will face many restraints on his ability to deliver results to the more than 16 million Iranians who voted him into office, as well as those who didn’t vote because they doubted change was possible or that the system is reformable. While John Kirby, a senior Biden administration spokesperson,

Statement on the shooting that targeted Donald Trump

NIAC issued the following statement on the shooting that targeted Donald Trump at his political rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday: “We deplore violence in all forms and strongly condemn the attempt to take Donald Trump’s life on Saturday, which also killed an innocent bystander and injured others in the crowd. Even as our politics can and should be argued with passion, given the very real stakes at play, Americans of all political stripes should unite to condemn political violence and reaffirm our commitment to democratic principles that must not be taken for granted.”

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