August 2, 2012, Washington D.C. - The presidential election of 2012, scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th, will be the 57th election for the President and Vice President of the United States of America. The Democratic Party has chosen President Barack Obama as its nominee, while the Republican Party has chosen Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.
The 2012 election is very important for Iranian Americans as well as for the nation as a whole. The issues at stake--particularly immigration and the balancing of civil liberties with national security--go to the heart of how the United States defines itself as a nation, and have special significance for Iranian Americans and other immigrant groups. In President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney, the United States is presented with one of the starkest candidate contrasts in recent memory.
To help guide Iranian Americans in their political engagement, PAAIA is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 Presidential Election Guide, a compilation of the positions of the Democratic and Republican nominees, as well as third party candidates. The Presidential Guide provides you with the opportunity to review President Obama’s and former governor Romney’s positions on major issues affecting Iranian Americans. In addition, viewers can learn more about the candidates’ positions on the economy, healthcare, and other important issues.
To access the Election Guide, click here.