A group of Iranian-Americans recently met with Senator Mark Warner’s office to raise awareness about the various Iranian-American organizations and businesses in Virginia. This was the first meeting of its kind and was organized by the Iranian American Bar Association. Some came on behalf of their organization, and others came as business owners/residents of Virginia.
We discussed our organizations and shared some personal stories about how our community has been affected by Sanctions. We also explored strategies to strengthen our relationship with the Senator and other members of Congress. We highlighted the significant economic contributions made by Iranian Americans in the DC Metro area. The Senator’s office found it helpful to hear personal stories and eye-opening that so many Iranian-American organizations are in existence.
Our next goals are to meet directly with the Senator and continue to build relationships with elected Representatives. Please contact us (LeilaMansouri@gmail.com) if you are interested to learn more about how to get involved in your state or to join us in future meetings.
Leila Mansouri, Iranian American Bar Association, Mansouri Law Office PLC
Mahnaz Motevalli MD, Children of Persia, Board President
Soheila Rostami MD, Medical Director Sanctuary Cosmetic Center & Rostami OPC
Alidad Mafinezam, West Asia Council, President
Jamal Abdi, National Iranian American Council, Policy Director
Fred Aryan, Lasership, Inc. Co-Founder