WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the closing of Democratic and Republican national conventions, the Organization of Iranian-American Communities-US (OIACUS), as the largest, most active and enduring grass root organization of Iranian-Americans in the United States, calls on the Iranian-Americans to actively and enthusiastically participate in the 2016 elections. OIAC-US considers these elections as one of the most historic and consequential elections since its inception.
Iranian-Americans have benefited from long held values that have been enablers of our success in America and motivate our continued interest in our native land's disposition. We recognize America is facing both challenges and opportunities in many areas such as the criminal justice system, education, immigration, the economy, the environment, foreign policy, and science and innovation. Our native land, Iran, meanwhile, continues to see escalated human rights violations, systematic and systemic suppression of women and youth, terror and crimes in the name of Islam, and harassment and censorship of journalists and press. OIAC –US believes it is the Iranian-Americans' civic and moral obligation to contribute to solutions and as such must have a voice in the 2016 elections.