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06/15/12

Senator Blakeslee Recognizes the Contributions of Iranian-Americans

Source: Senator Sam Blakeslee's office, California State Senate

Senator Sam Blakeslee invites you to join him in recognizing the many contributions of Iranian-Americans to the state’s and the nation’s diverse cultural fabric.  This year, the California State Senate passed SR 29, a Senate Resolution authored by Senator Blakeslee that acknowledges the importance of the Iranian-American diaspora in California and recognizes the month of June 2012 as “30 Days of Solidarity with the Human Rights Movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”


Senator Blakeslee Presents Resolution Honoring Iranian Americans 5.31.2012

As a celebration of the humanity and creativity of the Iranian culture, Senator Blakeslee will unveil the HeART of Iran art display. The exhibit will display a variety of pieces by Iranian and Iranian - American artists to share the richness and diversity of the Persian culture with all Californians.

Following the unveiling of the art exhibit, Senator Blakeslee will celebrate the passage of SR 29 and present resolutions to the National Iranian American Council and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran for their efforts in raising awareness about the critical nature of the human rights movement in Iran.

HeART of Iran Art Display Unveiling

When: Monday, June 18th at 11:00am
Where: First floor of the California State Capitol adjacent to the Governor’s Office
**The exhibit will be on display from June 18th until June 22nd**

SR 29 Resolution Presentation

When: Monday, June 18th at 11:30am
Where: California State Capitol, Room 127


About:
Senator Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, was elected to the California State Senate in 2010 to represent the 15th Senate District, which includes the coastal counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and the county of Santa Clara.


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