Announcement by National Iranian American Council (NIAC)
NIAC has confirmed that the Norooz Resolution will move forward to a Committee vote this Thursday. This is the last step before the Norooz Resolution comes before Congress for final passage!
In 2009, Congressman Mike Honda introduced the Norooz Resolution, H.Res. 267, a measure that celebrates Norooz and Iran's rich cultural traditions while expressing appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society and wishing Iranian Americans and the Iranian people a prosperous new year.
Over the past several months, many of us have worked together to tell Congress to pass the Norooz Resolution. Now, with Norooz just around the corner, we are closer than ever to accomplishing this goal.
But Congress won't bring the Norooz Resolution up for a vote unless your Representative hears from you-we need just two more Representatives to cosponsor this measure for it to receive a vote in Congress.
Will you reach out to your Representative to tell them to sign on to the Norooz resolution before it's too late?
In the past, Congress has passed resolutions commemorating important traditions like Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Greek Independence Day, celebrating the cultures of many ethnic communities that make up the US. But despite Iranian Americans' rich culture and our many contributions to American society, Congress has never considered passing a Norooz resolution-until now.
Now, Iranian Americans are better organized than ever to make their voices heard by Congress; we must seize this moment to make sure that the Norooz Resolution receives a vote and is passed.
Tell your Representative to sign on to this important resolution today so that the Norooz Resolution receives a vote and is passed by Congress in time for the New Year!
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