NIAC Action

NIAC Action is the grassroots, civic action organization committed to advancing peace and championing the priorities of the Iranian-American community. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit and the 501(c)4 sister organization of the National Iranian American Council, which works to strengthen the Iranian-American community and promote greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, March 20, 2020
NIAC Action and 25 Organizations Urge Trump to Ease Iran Sanctions to Combat Coronavirus
In light of the increasingly dire situation in Iran as the country combats the COVID-19 pandemic, NIAC Action and 25 other organizations – including J Street, Truman National Security Project, MoveOn, Win Without War and Ploughshares Fund – in calling on President Trump, Sec. Mnuchin, and Sec...
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
NIAC Action Statement on Delay to NO BAN Vote
Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement on the decision to delay the vote on the NO BAN Act: “We are disappointed that the vote on the NO BAN Act has been delayed. We understand the need to pass urgent legislation to address the Coronavirus crisis and hope...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
NIAC Action Statement on Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Unauthorized War with Iran
NIAC Action Policy Director Ryan Costello issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing legislation to clarify that no authorization for an Iran war exists, prohibit funds for an unauthorized Iran war, and repeal the 2002 authorization to use military force against Saddam...
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Friday, November 01, 2019
NIAC Action Calls on Congress and 2020 Presidential Candidates to repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban Amid News of the Potential Addition of Impacted Countries
Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action , issued the following statement regarding the recent news that the Trump Administration is considering adding additional countries to the Muslim ban: “At a time when thousands of families are being torn apart by Donald Trump’s bigoted Muslim ban, the...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
NIAC Applauds House for Pulling U.S. Back from the Brink of War with Iran via Khanna-Gaetz Amendment
Moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan amendment from Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to bar funding for an unauthorized war with Iran. The amendment passed with a final vote count of 251-170. The Khanna-Gaetz amendment was offered as part of the...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
NIAC Urges That U.S. and Iran Practice Restraint as Tensions Escalate
Following Iran's downing of a U.S. drone, the Trump Administration, flanked by National Security Council Advisor John Bolton, are reportedly exploring retaliatory measures the U.S. could take, including military options. In response to the latest escalations between the two countries, NIAC...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
NIAC Statement in Response to Reports of Downed U.S. Drone
Today, Iranian forces reportedly shot down a U.S. military drone after it had allegedly entered into Iranian territory. U.S. officials maintain that the incident occurred in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. In response, Sina Toossi, Research Associate at the National Iranian...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
NIAC Statement on Latest Persian Gulf Tanker Attacks
Today, reports broke that for the second time this month two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz came under attack. U.S. officials were quick to blame Iran, while Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif seemed to deny the attacks and described them as "suspicious." In response to the reports that more...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran
Today, NIAC Action, Win Without War, MoveOn, J Street, Daily Kos, and CODEPINK delivered 249,000 petition signatures to the House Armed Services Committee members ahead of tomorrow's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup. The organizations called for the addition of an amendment to the...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
62 Organizations to Congress: Halt a March to War with Iran
In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War – sent a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation to...
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