WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of our members in Arizona, and on behalf of the thousands of Iranian-Americans living across the United States, the Organization of Iranian American Communities – U.S. (OIACUS) is proud to endorse the candidacy of Senator John McCain for re-election to the U.S. Senate. We applaud his unsurpassable record of courage, integrity, and service to country, and we are gratified to stand with him.
Senator McCain has been a role model for civility and ethics at a time when such virtues are sorely missed in U.S. politics. He has also been a visionary advocate for a strong, moral U.S. leadership in the Middle East, one of the most dangerous and repressive regions in the world.
Over the course of his career, Chairman McCain has consistently stood up to the dictatorships in the Middle East such as Syria and Iran, calling them out for their gross human rights abuses and urging U.S. support for the pro-democracy movements taking shape among their own people.
In this time of global crisis, his voice is needed now, more than ever. We are honored to offer our endorsement of Senator McCain's re-election and we look forward to his continued leadership in Washington, particularly on vital national security issues.
OIAC represents a network of Iranian-American organizations in over 40 states across the country that supports a secular, democratic, non-nuclear republic in Iran. After fleeing Iran's barbaric theocracy, thousands of our Iranian-American compatriots built new lives here in the United States, and gained a personal appreciation for the profound virtues of democracy, individual liberty, and freedom of conscience as enshrined in the United States Constitution.