Our 2011 New Year’s Resolutions
Welcome back from the holiday break. As we begin 2011, we at NIAC stopped to reflect upon the years past and brainstorm about the year ahead. A strong nine years in, we have a lot to be proud of and thankful for. We’ve crossed many roads, jumped many hurdles and we’ve only just begun.
This past year was successful on many fronts, including:
Helped remove sanctions on vital online communication tools like MSN Messenger, Facebook and YouTube to ensure the free flow of information to Iran.
Blocked a Congressional resolution green-lighting Israeli strikes on Iran.
Effectively opposed and stopped legislation that would bar every Iranian from entering the United States.
Advanced targeted measures against Iranian government human rights abuses.
Halted offensive ad campaign that equated all Iranians with Ahmadinejad.
Even with these accomplishments, we know there’s a lot of work that lies ahead. So, we’ve rolled up our sleeves and, like many of you, decided to create our list of New Year’s Resolutions, which will help guide us as we embark on what promises to be a busy, but productive year. In 2011 we resolve to:
2011 New Year’s Resolutions
Continually listen to and involve our members wherever possible, in order to remain the true grassroots organization that we are and were founded to be.
Keep our members and supporters informed about breaking news in the political sphere, through our newsletter, blog and event coverage.
Continue to serve as a resource to the Iranian-American community, providing the educational tools, such as workshops and fellowships, which empower our community and enable us to be active members of civic society.
Stay relevant in an ever-changing political scene through our collaborations and participation in policy-related and political events.
Take strategic action to accomplish our organizational goals.
By sticking to our New Year’s Resolutions, and with the continued support of our members, we know our goals can be achieved:
Support the pro-democracy movement in Iran by blocking renewed efforts for a US-Iran war.
Obtain a multiple-entry student visa for Iranians to study in the U.S.
Secure an independent UN human rights monitor for Iran.
Protect the Persepolis Tablets and other priceless Iranian artifacts from the threat of seizure.
Block new broad, indiscriminate sanctions that punish ordinary Iranians.