On Friday, May 17, 2024, Iranian American Democrats of California (IADC) held its semi-annual general meeting via zoom.  Meeting was part of the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board meeting that was held in San Diego from May 17 to 19, 2024 at the Harbor Sheraton Hotel.  As the first Iranian American organization to be affiliated with CADEM, our President, Maryam Zar, is a DSCC and E-Board member however our co-founder / Treasurer, Sudi Farokhnia, attended as her proxy to cast the vote for DNC members election on behalf of IADC.  Similar to other affiliated organizations and caucuses, IADC participates in these events and provides the Iranian American perspective to members across the State.
IADC’s Vice President, Alex Mohajer, presented a summary of outreach activities and on behalf of Parshan Khosravi, Chair of Policy Development, Sudi provided updates on the legislative work that IADC has been leading and mobilizing for. With the November election almost 6 months away, we dedicated this meeting to highlighting how Democrats have delivered for this state and this country and what is at stake in this election.
We are grateful that beyond the officers of IADC, the following speakers provided important insights:
  • Shervin Aazami – Strategy and Development Manager, Initiate Justice Action
  • Sara Aminzadeh – Deputy Secretary, California Natural Resources
  • Faye Hezar – IADC, Southern California Regional Chair,  DPOC Committee Member, 2024 DNC and CADEM Delegate
  • Natalie Moser – City Council Member, Huntington Beach
  • Amin Nash – Arab American Civic Council, Policy and Research Coordinator
  • M. Ahmenise Sanati – Social Worker, Books Behind Bars Activist
  • Keristofer Seryani – IADC, Chair of Endorsement Committee, 2024 DNC and CADEM Delegate.

The meeting ended with a candidate forum were Ryan Khojasteh, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney, Igor Tregub, candidate for City Council of Berkley and several DNC Member candidates introduced their campaigns.  We are delighted that Alex Mohajer announced that he is running for city council of Irvine.

The recording of the meeting will be made available soon.  Please look through the presentation that was shared at the meeting.

IADC Semi-Annual General Meeting - May 2024