NUFDI

Legislative & Policy Campaigns

The MAHSA Act

The MAHSA Act is the first legislation focused on human rights in Iran that has the enthusiastic support of the majority of Iranian-Americans. The act mandates that the Biden administration directly sanction senior Islamic Republic officials for human rights abuses, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.

The Iranian-American community’s advocacy campaign for the MAHSA Act has also created a wide-spread network of activists with newly acquired skills. Here is how you can get involved in advocacy for the MAHSA Act.

Sanction Human Rights Abusers

NUFDI has identified over 100 judicial, security and other officials of the Islamic Republic at the national, provincial and local level involved in crimes against humanity since Mahsa Amini’s murder.

Maximum Pressure Act (H.R. 6114)

NUFDI is proud to support the Maximum Pressure Act as a positive step towards establishing a new Iran policy that will finally end the threat of the Islamic Republic and support the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.

Hold the Regime Accountable for its Hostage-taking

NUFDI published an extensive report detailing the Islamic Republic’s hostage-taking business and provided several policy recommendations to deter the regime from continuing this practice. These include:

  • Messaging that punitive measure against Iran are being taken because of its hostage-taking
  • Banning travel for regime officials to the U.S.
  • Establishing a comprehensive register of regime hostage takers
  • Banning the use of U.S. passports for travel to or through Iran
  • No Payday for Hostage-Takers Act (H.R. 5826)

The MAHSA Act

The MAHSA Act is the first legislation focused on human rights in Iran that has the enthusiastic support of the majority of Iranian-Americans. The act mandates that the Biden administration directly sanction senior Islamic Republic officials for human rights abuses, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi.

The Iranian-American community’s advocacy campaign for the MAHSA Act has also created a wide-spread network of activists with newly acquired skills. Here is how you can get involved in advocacy for the MAHSA Act.

Sanction Human Rights Abusers

NUFDI has identified over 100 judicial, security and other officials of the Islamic Republic at the national, provincial and local level involved in crimes against humanity since Mahsa Amini’s murder.

Take Action: Call or email your representatives and ask them to urge the President and the United States and the Treasury Department to have these officials sanctioned.

Maximum Pressure Act (H.R. 6114)

NUFDI is proud to support the Maximum Pressure Act as a positive step towards establishing a new Iran policy that will finally end the threat of the Islamic Republic and support the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.

Hold the Regime Accountable for its Hostage-taking

NUFDI published an extensive report detailing the Islamic Republic’s hostage-taking business and provided several policy recommendations to deter the regime from continuing this practice. These include:

  • Messaging that punitive measure against Iran are being taken because of its hostage-taking
  • Banning travel for regime officials to the U.S.
  • Establishing a comprehensive register of regime hostage takers
  • Banning the use of U.S. passports for travel to or through Iran
  • Take Action: Call your representatives and ask them to consider these policies for new legislation.
  • No Payday for Hostage-Takers Act (H.R. 5826)