Rock the vote with Ameri
is more than enough
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang
April 9, 2004
Goli Ameri has a possible chance of winning
a seat in Congress from Oregon and we are questioning our vote?
Take a deep breath, recollect your thoughts and reconsider! She's
somehow forget that tiny yet extremely significant fact? Isn't
everything we do in the US, or anywhere abroad in the name of Iran
a testament to our need for representation.
I did enjoy reading
Sepand Rezaii's article regarding Ameri ["Aunt
Ameri"] and as a
democrat and a liberal I agree that most Iranian-Americans except
Republicans may not agree with all of Ameri's " politics."
the fact that she is Persian and the first one to have a chance
in Congress is significantly important here. Afterall she knows
where she comes from-- and she knows that she can never change
that-- no matter how Republican she becomes. Anyone who names her
first born Darius is indeed a Persian at heart.
need to ask themselves is if they would rather have her or another
conservative who doesn't share "our" origins or (could care less about
them) in Congress?
With Ameri in Congress at least we are a step ahead
of where we were standing before.... without her.... well, we
are in the same place. You
and I may not agree with
her "politics" but the fact that she is Persian and the first one
to have a chance in Congress is phenomenal.
In conclusion-- we are taking baby
but they are better than no steps. It is important for us as a community
to know that we cannot politically succeed overnight. But we have
to embrace any
all doors that open to us and acknowledge our
representation as Iranian Americans.
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