Washington, D.C. January 2, 2004 – As part of its Board of Trustees Dinner Series, the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) met with US Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) in New York City on December 13, 2003. The purpose of such events is to acquaint leading members of the United States Congress from both parties with the issues of domestic concern relevant to the Iranian American community.
Senator Corzine is Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which is the national committee of the Democratic Party formed to elect Democratic members of the United States Senate. Senator Corzine was elected to his first term in November 2000, after a long and successful career as an investment banker.
A former co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of the investment company Goldman Sachs, Senator Corzine's private sector experience and financial expertise has put him in the forefront of numerous economic and regulatory issues confronting Congress. Senator Corzine is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Senate Budget Committee.
The event presented an opportunity for IAPAC Trustees and guests to speak with Senator Corzine and relate their concerns over issues, such as immigration and civil liberties, which affect the Iranian American community. Senator Corzine spoke of his willingness to work closely with Iranian Americans concerning these issues.
IAPAC’s Board of Trustees was impressed by Senator Corzine and the efforts of the DSCC to develop a relationship and expand their party’s position on issues of importance to the Iranian American community.
IAPAC is a registered non-partisan political action committee. The purpose of IAPAC is to support and promote the election of candidates for federal, state and local office, regardless of party affiliation, who are attuned to the domestic needs of the Iranian American community.
The success of IAPAC in building relationships on behalf of the community is drawing an increasing number of Iranian Americans, who are all working to ensure that our community’s concerns are addressed by our elected leaders. IAPAC is continuing to build on its Capitol Hill outreach program and will be working with both the Democratic and Republican National Party Committees as well as individual Members of Congress in addressing concerns of the Iranian American community.
Paid for by the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC). This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions are not tax-deductible as charitable deductions for federal tax purposes.
IAPAC is a registered bi-partisan federal political committee that contributes to candidates for federal office who are attuned to the domestic needs of the Iranian American community. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights and civil liberties, and encourages Iranian Americans to actively participate in the electoral process, to vote and run for political office.