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March 22, 2023

Denver City Council recognizes Norooz and affirms support for the Iranian people!

Denver, CO – The Council of the City and County of Denver has officially recognized Norooz and affirmed support for the Iranian people engaged in peaceful protest for their fundamental rights. The CO State House also read our tribute on Norooz on Monday, March 20.

NIAC applauds the Denver City Council for signing this proclamation officially recognizing Norooz and standing with the women-led protests in Iran and supporting women’s and children’s rights, gender equality, economic justice, and environmental protection under the terms Woman, Life, Freedom. We are also extremely pleased to see them recognize the thousands of Iranian Americans living in Colorado, as well as many global citizens connected to the people and culture of the land of Iran who cherish the ancient spring equinox celebration of Norooz. 

We want to congratulate our incredible Colorado chapter members for their tireless organizing efforts that helped make this proclamation happen.

We are proud to see the city of Denver acknowledge the courage of Iranian women who have faced brutality and the threat of death as they have taken to the streets to demand human rights and fundamental change. The proclamation, which we helped develop, highlights the vital role of women in the movement for democracy and human rights in Iran, and reaffirms an official commitment to supporting their cause. 

NIAC chapters have been proud to contribute to the crucial organizing work in support of the Iranian people happening around the country. Almost two dozen resolutions supporting the movement for human rights and democracy, led by Iranian women, have passed at the local level. 

We encourage everyone to read the full proclamation below and will continue to work with American civic leaders to stand in solidarity with the Iranian people in their quest for a free and democratic society.

Denver Proclomation 03:22

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