“The best philanthropy is good public policy.”
- Darius Assemi
A Sneak Peek of the Copper River Marketplace
Greetings Neighbors, I am so excited to share with you a sneak peek of what’s coming to the corner of
The Responsible Neighborhood Market Act: Our Letter to City Council
An ordinance named the Responsible Neighborhood Market Act is being proposed at City Hall. While this ordinance is intended to
Voters Reject Nationalism. Now Let’s Do Immigration Reform.
Originally published on GV Wire, Nov 21, 2018. Whenever there is an aggressive change in direction away from the principles
There’s a Better Way to Make Fresno Sparkle. Vote ‘No’ on P.
Originally published on GV Wire, Oct 23, 2018. Here’s something I believe people on both sides of the parks tax
These Fixes Will Make America Prosperous For All
Originally published on GV Wire, Sep 10, 2018 If President Donald Trump doesn’t soon resolve the international trade war he
Investment in Fresno PD Will Protect Citizens, Boost Economy
Originally published on GV Wire, Aug 31, 2017 Fresno Mayor Lee Brand made good this week on his promises to
Bourdain Brought Us Closer. Honor Him By Doing the Same.
Originally published on GV Wire, June 8, 2018 In our news meeting this morning, we held a moment of silence
Congress, Can You Hear Us? Please Pass Immigration Reform Now.
Originally published on GV Wire, Feb 7, 2018 Two weeks ago, after millions of Americans righteously voiced their frustration with
Illegal Immigrants will ruin America. But only if we Boot them Out.
Originally published in The Fresno Bee, April 28, 2017 Would it surprise you to learn that illegal immigrants have the
What have you done to assist Aleppo refugees?
As a Muslim immigrant from Iran of almost 40 years living in this beautiful country, I believe when we face
Will our next mayor’s vision be alligned with Fresno’s needs?
Our city has become handicapped in many ways, and we are falling behind our neighbors. In May of 2015, Gallup named Fresno
Muslim Immigrant: Don’t let terrorists define American values
The events in Paris and San Bernardino were outrageous. There is no way to predict when or where the next