July 14, 2015

Iranian Americans Find Political Voice With Nuclear Deal

A nascent advocacy group set up just two weeks ago by the National Iranian American Council has launched a multi-part campaign to pressure lawmakers in both parties to support the deal. The campaign by the new group, dubbed NIAC Action, will feature a full-page ad in The New York Times…

Iranian Americans contribute about $1.2 million per election cycle, said Jamal Abdi, NIAC Action’s executive director, but “for a long time didn’t want to be a part of politics.” But the group has seized on the opening created by growing divisions within the pro-Israel lobby, long dominated by [AIPAC]….

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