• 24 July 2012
  • Posted By NIAC
  • 7 Comments
  • Legislative Agenda

Last week, the White House hosted the first ever Iranian-American roundtable.  This was a historic moment for our community to be recognized as a distinct and important constituency.

But some would prefer Iranian Americans to be locked out of the White House and punished for the actions of the Iranian government.

Just days after the meeting, prominent neoconservative outlets Commentary and Washington Free Beacon slammed the White House for opening their doors to Iranian Americans, and called this moment of pride “a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community.”

In reality, it’s the pro-war crowd that is threatened that our community’s voice is becoming louder and more organized.  They will use every trick in the book, even outright racism, to try to silence us.

That’s why we need you to help show the community’s appreciation to the White House.

We’re sending a thank you card this Friday to President Obama’s top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, expressing our appreciation for the historic White House meeting and to support continued meetings in the future.   Please take a moment to sign the thank you card and to send the message that a handful of neoconservatives will not silence us.

 

Will you sign our thank you card to the White House?

Thank you, Valerie Jarrett, for inviting us to the White House! The Iranian-American community looks forward to working with you.

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    7 Responses to “Will you sign our thank you card to the White House?”

  1. Karen Barton says:

    I am very happy that the White House went through with the meeting despite the clamor for negativity regarding Iran. I believe working together is the only way for a non-violent and meaningful solution.

  2. Amir Ebrahimzadeh says:

    Dear Mr. Obama, I wrote to you several months ago, to express my most sincere sentiments and gratitude towards all the positivity you have brought to Washington. I am elated to write to you again, to further commend you on the sensitivity you continue to show, not just to the international community, as a whole, but to the good people of Iranian background, the majority of whom are contributing members of societies all across this great land. I squeezae your hand in support, friendship and brootherhood of man. Your pertpetual understanding of a great culture, is further testimony to your vast open mind and well trained family traits. I am personally grateful to you for giving me real hope, for the FIRST time in 40 years that possibilities of unimaginable proportion are certainly possibilites. I wish you and your family the absolute best in health, first and foremost, and then I pray to the almighty creator to give you all the strength to carry forward with the monumental task of leading this great nation back to its path to greatness. A very tight bear hug and a tighter handshake to you my brother, Mr. President, Dr. Barack Obama. PS: In Farsee, your first name, Barack, is a derivative of “Barraugh”, meaning “Shiney”. How befitting, as you have been shining ever since you set foot into the White House. God Bless You, sir.

  3. Bahram says:

    Thanks Jamal for the hard work!

  4. ed says:

    At the time when the war mongers are trying so hard to start another war, it is refreshing to see that some dialogue is being established between the Iranian and American communities. Also to the Iranian people who oppose the regime in Iran and want a change “war is not the answer”.

  5. medi says:

    thank you jamal and the rest of nica for your hard work.
    keep up the good work.
    god bless

  6. K. Moghaddam says:

    Mr. Abdi, What the Neo-Conservative and the uninformed people of the world in general are failing to understand, is that the fundamental reason for why the Iranian’s Theocratic Regime has been so destructive for the nation of Iran, and the stability of Middle-East region for the past 35-years, has been, and still is the lack of what the Great Thomas Jefferson made certain to include and guarantee in the Constitution of United States; which was “The Separation of Church and State”. He made certain that this was to become a monumental pillar of its foundation and integrity. And furthermore, a measure intended for the purpose of Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. It was in-part intended to prevent the molestation of the Constitution, and solidify the veracity of its core, and the principals which it was built upon, from any and all foreign sources, other than its people, and then only by the ways of “Amendments” through the Democratic process, without any outside interference or influence. This principle since been continuously cited and exercised diligently by the Supreme Court of the United States, and The U.S. Congress, in-order to prevent and halt the Religious Fanatics from injecting the sort of destruction that has plagued the country of Iran and its surrounding region in-whole. Let us all vigorously continue to clarify to the whole world the separation of the present Iranian Theocratic Regime, from the peace-loving and civilized people of Iran. And furthermore, the world must be reminded that the respectful community of Iranian-Americans, are for most parts, can undoubtedly be considered a population of “Political Refugees” that have fled their country from the tirany of this Theocratic Regime that has occupied and destroyed their land. The actions of our peace-loving nation of United States in these testing times will set forth the path for the future of Iran for many decades to come. Furthermore, it will ultimately shape the history which we will be judged upon. We must not lose sight of the fact that the decisions and the actions which this great nation acts upon, will undoubtedly direct and form the path to the future and the plight of the Iranian nation and its people. Ironically, even in this great nation, to this date the Separation of Church and State is still being tested and challenged, by being allowed to be forced by other Religious States to intervene with our nation’s political process, and force our decision-makers through some of the most powerful political-lobbies, to the extent of forcing our nation of waging war with other countries, to further their cause. Last I checked, we were, and we still are the United States of American, and should never allow this sort of posture and coercive tactics to take place in our great nation. I can state with certitude, that what Jefferson so wisely wrote then, still rings true today. I desperately hope that for our law makers to not lose sight of that precious principle in our Constitution, which will be vital to the future of the great nation of Iran and it’s innocent and helpless people.

  7. Sam You says:

    Good job there Ms. Jarrett for turning around the bias toward Iranians.

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