The Bay Area Iranian American Democrats
BAIAD At A Glance:
We are a grassroots political organization that stands for protecting the rights and interests of Iranian-Americans by empowering the Iranian-American political voice.
We promote progressive values such as social justice, responsibility and fairness through education, political participation, public and political advocacy, and grassroots activism.
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BAIAD Endorsed Candidates:BAIAD officially endorses the following candidates:
- Nima Rahimi for San Francisco's Democratic Party leadership. - Dary Rezvani for congress, California’s 22nd Congressional District.
Detailed Voter Guides:
You can find nonpartisan election information after entering your address at www.VotersEdge.org/ca
Official 2020 California Democratic Party Primary Endorsed Candidates:https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/2019-Endorsement-Consent-Calendar-12220.pdf
Means for Democracy (Tools for Better Self-Governance):http://meansfordemocracy.org/recommends.html
San Jose Mercury: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/01/14/our-endorsements-for-californias-march-3-early-primary-election/
San Francisco Chronicle: https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2019/voter-guide/
A breakdown of San Francisco’s March ballot measures by SF Chronicle:https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Election-2020-A-breakdown-of-of-San-14894340.php
California Progressive Endorsements:https://couragevoterguide.org/
We endorse Dary Rezvani for Congress:
Dary Rezvani is a first-generation American, born and raised in Fresno. Raised in a working class family, he learned the value of hard work from his mother, an entrepreneur and a small business owner, and his father who operated a local automotive repair facility.
In Dary's own words:
"My name is Dary Rezvani. I'm not a millionaire, and I'm not a politician. I'm a mechanic and a small business owner, and I'm running for Congress in California's 22nd District.
It's my promise to fight every day for those without a voice and to stand up against the injustices that plague the lives of people in the Valley.
That's why I'm in this race, and that's why I need your help. I can't do this alone, but I believe that we will do this together."
An Announcement from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Voted YES on the No War Against Iran Act
President Trump’s assassination of General Soleimani has placed U.S. service members, diplomats, embassies, and allied interests around the world at high risk, and has brought the U.S. and Iran to the brink of war. To add insult to injury, the President failed to properly consult Congress or seek the legal authority to take military action against Iran. The Administration has also failed to fully explain what, exactly, the imminent threat was to the U.S. that required the strike. No Member of Congress carries a brief for General Soleimani or the Iranian government, but no President has the unilateral authority to take our nation to war without authorization from Congress.
The No War Against Iran Act underscores that Congress has not authorized the use of military force against Iran. It also prohibits federal funding for any use of military force in or against Iran unless Congress has declared war or enacted a specific authorization that meets the requirements of the War Powers Resolution. I’ve long had concerns about the Trump Administration’s provocative behavior toward Iran, beginning with the President tearing up the Iran nuclear agreement, and it’s why I introduced the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act last April. My bill restricts this Administration and any future administrations from using any funds appropriated by Congress to take military action in and against Iran without authorization from Congress.
BAIAD endorses Nima Rahimi's candidacy for San Francisco’s Democratic Party leadership:
Today BAIAD voted to endorse Mr. Nima Rahimi's candidacy for San Francisco’s Democratic Party leadership ( SF DCCC) representing Assembly District 17. Mr. Rabimi's grasp of the local & state issues impressed upon BAIADs’ members as he brings new energy and vision to the San Francisco Democratic Party and will be a strong voice for Iranian Americans.
Votes were cast via email from Jan. 23rd through the 28th, 2020.
BAIAD is a grassroots political organization that stands for protecting the rights and interests of the Iranian Americans by empowering the Iranian-American voices. BAIAD seeks to promote progressive values such as social justice, responsibility and justice through education, political participation, public and political advocacy, and political activism.
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Fundraising reception for dary rezvani
Please join us on January 19, 2020 to a fundraising reception for Dary Rezvani, a candidate for Congress in California’s 22nd District.
BAIAD voted to endorse Mr. Rezvani’s candidacy for California's 22nd district seat. Mr. Rezvani’s grasp of the state and national policy issues impressed BAIAD’s members as he hopes to bring new energy and vision to Congress and become a strong voice for Iranian Americans.
To RSVP for the event, please call Ms. Emily Ward at 805-975-9827. The location will be in Almaden Valley area. Address will be provided when you RSVP.
Consider supporting Mr. Rezvani by donating to his campaign: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/darybaiad
Date: January 19, 2020
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Check out Mr. Rezvani's website to learn more: https://daryforcongress.com/