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05/01/08

Darius Shahinfar for Congress receives more national grassroots endorsements

David Rahni reporting from New York

Darius Shahinfar (D-Albany NY) marches along the path of the  primaries in his stride towards the ultimate goal of securing the New York's 21st Congressional District seat in November, a position that was opened by the retirement of Congressman Michael McNulty.  His vision as encapsulated in his motto: "Renew America's Promise" is capturing the interest of a national audience.
 

 
Darius Shahinfar


"Although my primary vision focuses on issues that are of concern to Upstate New Yorkers, I am humbled by how our campaign message has been so warmly received nationally," Shahinfar
appreciatively stated.   Shahinfar, along with over 55 other Democratic Congressional candidates, has signed on to the "Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq" a proposal that is gaining momentum and national attention to bring America's troops home from Iraq, repair the diplomatic and humanitarian damage done by the war and to prevent similar foreign policy blunders in the future.

The Iranian-American community has initiated a series of face-to-face meetings with Mr. Shahinfar during which he has conferred with a number of prominent leaders on topics of mutual national interests.  These meetings have resulted in a widespread endorsement of Mr. Shahinfar's candidacy.   They all agreed that a sound  energy and environmental policy, educational and healthcare  reforms, rising tides and socio-economic empowerment are among the major tasks of the next Congress through which the needs of the Iranian-Americans as well as every other American, namely, justice and peace, equity and equality, more efficient and responsive government and fair taxations,  etc. can be met.  Along with this outreach and support, a committee has been formed to plan major events to benefit Mr. Shahinfar's candidacy. 

When asked about his prospect of winning the Seat, Shahinfar said, "This is a wide open campaign.  I believe I bring the broadest experience from community involvement such as volunteering on the board of St. Anne's School, to serving in all three branches of government, judicial, executive, and legislative.  It is time to bring real, lasting change to Washington with a new generation of leadership taking up the torch."   

Dr. Akbar  Ghahary is in agreement with the endorsement of the Iranian-American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of several national candidates, including Darius Shahinfar.  The consensus of the group is to reach out to the broader community asking everyone to visit the Darius for Congress website and to register their volunteering and financial support.

The Iranian-American Community is recognized as among the most vibrant, affluent and highly educated recent immigrant communities in the U.S. Despite the many challenges faced by this community especially in the past decade or so, the Iranian-American Community has, nonetheless, overcome these challenges, and continues to work towards the advancement of quality of life issues for all Americans at a pace unprecedented by other peer immigrant communities nationwide.

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