Fresh off the heels of the House of Representatives' historic vote to pass the Norooz Resolution, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced a Norooz Resolution in the Senate! The resoluion would confer U.S. Senate recognition upon Norooz for the first time in history!
To build off our recent success in the House, NIAC has been working with Senators Menendez and Cornyn to ensure the Norooz Resolution has broad, bipartisan support to move through the Senate. Senators Webb (D-VA), Burris (D-IL), Byrd (D-WV),Lautenberg (D-NJ), Lieberman (I-CT), and Merkley (D-OR) have all signed on as original cosponsors of the resolution.
Similar to the House resolution, the Senate Norooz Resolution commemorates the Iranian New Year, celebrates Iran's rich cultural traditions, expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishes Iranian Americans and the Iranian people a prosperous new year.
With a Senate Norooz Resolution, both bodies of Congress are poised to recognize the Iran New Year. Congress honoring one of our most cherished traditions is a true testament to the growing strength of Iranian-American voices in the American political system.
But we must act soon to encourage our Senators to support this measure. Send a letter today to your Senator wishing them a happy Norooz and urging them to sign on as a cospsonsor of the Senate Norooz Resolution!